Bunter of Greyfriars (Two Rare Episodes)
July 1954 & September 1956
of DVDs: 1
Region: Free (Worldwide)
£5.99 + Postage
Rates: UK (£1.50); Europe (£2.50);
USA/Canada (£3.50); Australia/New
Zealand (£3.50); Rest of the World
TWO CLASSIC EPISODES:
- Bunter Won't
The television series
based on the magazine stories and books by Frank Richards,
also with new scripts by him, set at Greyfriars public
school and featuring the fat boy Billy Bunter, who
is forever eating and scrounging. William George Bunter
(a.k.a. Billy Bunter, the "Fat Owl of the Remove"),
is a fictional character created by Charles Hamilton
using the pen name Frank Richards. He featured originally
in stories set at Greyfriars School in the boys weekly
story paper The Magnet first published in 1908, and
has since appeared in novels, on television, in stage
plays, and in comic strips. These classic episodes
are incredibly rare and the chance to see them again
is a must!
Colin Campbell ... Johnny Bull
Gerald Campion ... Billy Bunter
John Charlesworth ... Harry Wharton
Raf De La Torre ... Mr. Quelch
Peter Marden ... Frank Nugent
Brian Roper ... Bob Cherry
Harry Towb ... Cyrus Hoot
Anthony Valentine ... Lord Mauleverer
Vic Wise ... Andy
Robert F. Young ... Doctor Locke
Bunter Won't Go!
After a whopping Bunter tells the Famous Five he's
going to get back at Quelch with this egg. Overhearing,
Quelch awards him an extra 200 lines. When Coker throws
a hassock out of his study and it accidentally hits
Quelch in his deckchair (!) Bunter is on the spot
and cackles. Oh Lor', Quelch is not amused, taking
Bunter to Dr Locke for expulsion. Bunter hides in
a study but Quelch finds him and takes him to the
station. At 11pm in the Remove dorm Bunter returns
exhausted having walked from Lantham, "miles and miles."
Next morning when Quelch appears in the dormitory
the rumble of Bunter's snore awakes the echoes! Bunter
escapes to the boxroom. Coker climbs a ladder in order
to extricate him, getting rapped on his knuckles by
way of thanks. However he does break down the door
and Bunter is dragged off to the beak. When Coker
learns why Bunter is expelled he bursts in to the
sacred presence to confess.
Backing Up Bunter
Billy Bunter's stockbroker father, knowing it's a
half-holiday at Greyfriars, sends his secretary to
the school to take Bunter and the Famous 5 on a countryside
drive. The secretary never arrives and Mr Bunter's
car is discovered abandoned. He's taken 5000 pounds
from the safe! As the money belonged to a client,
Mr Bunter will have to make the loss good and economize.
Billy will have to swot for a scholarship in order
to stay at Greyfriars
(NB. This episode
only has the episode name displayed at the top of
the screen & and ticker timer on the bottom left of
The Billy Bunter of
Blackfriars School series was filmed in 1.33:1 ratio
Black & White with Mono English audio track.
This series was never
sold or released on video or DVD and is extremely
hard to come by.
The overall quality
is good (7 out of 10), but not commercial quality.
The quality is what can be expected from a 1950s broadcast.
The DVDs are region
free and work internationally. The DVDs will be supplied
in loose format with protective paper/plastic sleeves.