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Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
Billy Bunter (played by Gerald Campion) confronts his form master, Mr. Quelch (Kynaston Reeves).
"I say, you fellows!"
'Billy Bunter' - The Fat Owl of the Remove.
The series starred Gerald Campion, above (who was 29 at the time!), and was based on the books written by Frank Richards. At one time it was so popular that it was transmitted at 5.40pm for children and again at 8pm for the parents!
Bunter's teacher was Mr. Quelch (played first by Kynaston Reeves and later by Jack Melford). Harry Wharton, Bob Cherry, Johnny Bull, Hurree Jamset Ram Singh, Frank Nugent, Lord Mauleverer, and the bully Coker were his schoolchums at Greyfriars School. He loved jam tarts particularly.
Some of the actors who appeared are listed here:
Bunter: Gerald Campion
Other members of the cast over the years were: Ronald Adam, Jeremy Bulloch, Gregory Warwick, Michael Tennant, William Strange, Hugh Ward.
Also, later to be famous, Michael Crawford made one of his first TV appearances in this series, as did David Hemmings and Melvyn Hayes.
The first series was produced by Joy Harrington. Shaun Sutton produced six of the later episodes.
A few clips
are available for viewing on YouTube:
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