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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 8

Unusually we are not resuming after a cliff-hanger. Instead we have had time to swallow the reveal that Sam, dodgy pedlar of ‘farm-fresh’ eggs, and eater of snacks uninvited, has actually been Scar all along. LUCY-ANN’S SHOCK While we’re all … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 7

We left last week on a cliff-hanger again. Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Philip (inside a suit of armour) were down in the cellar/dungeon and shut themselves in. Then someone opened the trap-door and came down to join them. But is it … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 6

Yet again we ended with a cliff-hanger created by character clumsiness/silliness. Previously we have had Dinah sliding off a perfectly good tree-bridge and Jack being attacked by an eagle while climbing the tower. Not to mention all the high-drama accidents … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 5

We ended on a less-dramatic scene in the last episode (I hesitate to call it a cliff-hanger, actually) with someone – Bill? MOD man? Sam? someone from the castle? prowling around Spring Cottage. SO JUST WHO IS THE NIGHT-TIME PROWLER? … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 4

Yet again the previous episode ended with a cliff-hanger, or perhaps I should say tower-hanger, as Jack was hanging from the ivy on the castle’s tower while the eagle swooped down at him. And we find out that Jack fell … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 3

The previous episode ended on a cliff-hanger (almost literally) as Dinah plunged from a tree into the enormous moat around the castle. I’m fairly confident that she will be OK, however, given that she is unlikely to disappear from the … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Castle of Adventure part 2

I have now watched the second episode of the eight. Previously we saw the children arrive at Spring Cottage which is beside some sort of military operation, and Jack and Philip have been spied on by a strange man. PREVIOUSLY … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The making of feature

On the final disc of the set is a feature called The making of The Enid Blyton Adventure Series. I can’t say I noticed one on the Secret Series DVD but I will have to check that. THE SERIES IN … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The River of Adventure

Here I am going back to the penultimate episode after watching in book order. I rate River as my least favourite anyway, so I suspect this could be quite dire. I imagine a lot will have to be changed, as … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Circus of Adventure

So two things before I start this week. Firstly, I had forgotten that the TV series has mucked about the order of the episodes. For some reason they have River as the seventh and Circus as the eighth. I promised … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: Mountain of Adventure

This series has certainly had ups and downs in its run so far. For me, Island was an acceptable adaptation, Woods was absolutely awful in every way, Valley was an unexpected success and then Sea was another reasonable episode. Shall … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Blyton Animals

I thought I would break up the TV series reviews a bit and bring you something different this week. I decided to go through some of Blyton’s well loved animal characters and look at my top five. I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Sea of Adventure

I think that Valley of Adventure¬†has to be the strongest episode of this series so far (and far better than anything from The Secret Series had to offer). I really hope the series can stay on form at this point … Continue reading

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My Three Favourite Blyton Adults

As so often is the case Stef had a good idea for a blog and now I am going to shamelessly¬† copy her and do the exact same. Strangely, coming up with three favourite adults has been a lot easier … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Valley of Adventure

I am going to watch the third episode from The Adventure Series this week – and thankfully we are back to a familiar title and hopefully a more familiar plot! THE ALWAYS MYSTERIOUS PRECREDITS SCENE This time we are on … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV – The Woods of Adventure

The Woods of Adventure? I hear you ask. No, this is not a long-lost Blyton title you’ve never heard of. I’m not quite sure how all the copyright laws work, but earlier in the 90s there was a mini-series make … Continue reading

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