Billy Bunter


(5 stars; 2 reviews)

Recordings related to Billy Bunter, a fictional character created in 1908 in a boy's weekly story paper in England. The recordings feature Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School, known as 'The Fat Owl of the Remove', a fictional character created in 1908 by Charles Hamilton (writing under the pen name Frank Richards) for the boys weekly story paper "The Magnet", which was published in London by the Amalgamated Press between 1908 and 1940. These recordings include old time radio shows based on stories from "The Magnet", documentaries about the characters who appeared in those stories, and recordings made by Bunter's creator Charles Hamilton - from an LP titled 'Floreat Greyfriars' issued prior to his death in 1961.


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Good Old Greyfriars - 1981-09-22 - Documentary 41:45
Floreat Greyfriars - Personal Reminiscences of Frank Richards (LP, 1965) 47:33
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 01 - Greyfriars School Song 0:48
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 03 - Harry Wharton's starting school 0:49
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 05 - How Bunter was invented 0:54
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 07 - Bunter's stupidity 0:25
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 10 - Bunter's fondness for food 0:14
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 12 - Bunter's telling lies and basic characteristics 1:43
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 14 - Introducing Hurree Singh to Greyfriars 1:16
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 17 - On Fisher T Fish's character 0:34
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 20 - Herbert Vernon-Smith's character 0:25
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 23 - What Frank Richards read as a boy 3:17
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 25 - Travelling abroad 1:28
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 27 - Need to experience gambling to warn others 0:50
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 30 - Quelch is Frank Richards' favourite character 0:45
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 32 - Editors sometimes suggested the subject 2:18
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 34 - Magnet artists and the use of illustrations 1:19
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 36 - Character's name must indicate the type of char… 1:07
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 38 - If you want to write for boys, don't patronise … 0:55
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 39 - Current occupations 0:54
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 40 - Greyfriars is a life of innocence, and so it sh… 2:05
Floreat Greyfriars - Track 41 - Reflections on old age 4:05
Saturday Night Theatre - 1986-12-13 - Billy Bunter's Christmas Party 1:27:33
The Billy Bunter Stories - 1993-07-13 - No1 - Bunter The Hero 15:28
The Billy Bunter Stories - 1993-07-20 - No2 - Billy Bunter Afloat 15:30
The Billy Bunter Stories - 1993-07-27 - No3 - Billy Bunter On Trial 15:40
The Billy Bunter Stories - 1993-08-03 - No4 - Bunter in Brazil 14:56
The Billy Bunter Stories - 1993-08-10 - No5 - Bunter's Night Out 15:06
The Billy Bunter Stories - 1993-08-17 - No6 - Chunkley's Stores 15:15
Whatever Happened To - s01e04 - Horace Henry Samuel Quelch 27:34

Reviews

Billy Bunter

(5 stars)

I always enjoyed the Bunter books since the 1950's and was very impressed by the TV series starring Gerald Campion, who was the perfect Bunter. Kynaston Reeves was great as Quelch, in spite of fluffing his lines. Amazing how the author wrote so many books/stories. I understand he was in the Guinness Book of Records, for writing so many. I still read them occasionally, in my 70's as they're good stories and still laugh at some of the humour.