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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Run Away Together

As we know, I managed to lose the track of which Famous Five episodes I had reviewed, which is why we have come back to Five Run Away Together. I completely skipped it for some reason! Anyway shall we get on … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Demon’s Rocks Part 2

This is going to sound harsh as I know that there are people out there who love the theme tune for the 70s Famous Five but after several false starts (I put the wrong DVD in for the episode three … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70’s Style: Five Go to Demon’s Rocks Part 1

Not being as familiar with the 70s Famous Five as I am with the 90s one, I clearly didn’t realise that Demon’s Rocks was a two-parter! I thought it was just one episode and actually it’s two, so next week … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get Into a Fix

Five Get Into a Fix is one of my favourite books of the Five series; I love the imagery of the snow-capped Welsh hills, the tobogganing, the skiing and all of that. It’s one of the only Christmas stories and … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Billycock Hill

Before I start properly, I want to apologise to everyone because I believe that at the beginning of this series of blogs I said I would review the episodes as they appeared on the collectors’ edition boxed set discs. As … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Mystery Moor

Five Go to Mystery Moor is one of my most watched 90s Famous Five episodes, but I have to admit that I’ve only watched the 70s one a handful of times. So re-watching this episode felt new, and interesting. Read … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Down to the Sea part 2

If you missed the first part of Five Go Down to the Sea, you can find it here, and catch up with my thoughts on the adaptation before reading this second part. Now let’s take a look at the second … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five go Down to the Sea Part 1

As far as I am concerned Five go Down to the Sea comes in three different stories. The premise is the same in each, there is something going on in this quiet Cornish village that the Five stumble across and … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Have a Wonderful Time

Five Have a Wonderful Time was one of the Fives that brought my attention back to Enid Blyton when I was about eleven or twelve. I remember coming across the Millennium editions in the local library and loving that they … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on a Hike Together

For those of you who are avid and regular readers of the blog, you all probably know my favourite Famous Five novel is Five on a Hike Together and the adaptations on to screen are the most scrutinized due to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Fall into Adventure Part 2

This week we’re following on from Five Fall into Adventure part one with part two. The question I posed last week was could it really be possible to fill episode two with all the bits and pieces that were left … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Fall Into Adventure Part 1

Five Fall Into Adventure is one of the mysteries I don’t really enjoy reading much, so the finer details of the book escape me, but I still know the story well enough to give you a general overview of the … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get Into Trouble Part 2

So here we are looking at the second part of Five Get Into Trouble, and I feel safe in saying that this two-parter has to be one of the best. Now, grab some ginger beer, a sandwich and read on … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Get into Trouble Part 1

Five Get into Trouble is one of my favourite books; the complex plot, the danger, the really really bad crooks – plus all the mystery – makes it one super adventure. So I have to say that the rushed twenty-five … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 2

Last week I brought you part one of Five Go off to Camp, and this week it’s time for part two. I suppose the question we’re asking this week is: can the second part of the adventure be as true to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Off to Camp Part 1

Five Go Off to Camp has been split into two parts – good! I say. It’s one of the more mysterious mysteries, and one that I cannot help but be drawn to. The 90s take on the book was unfortunately … Continue reading

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