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Entertainment BBC's new Malory Towers adaption arrives on iPlayer early

15:15  23 march  2020
15:15  23 march  2020 Source:   goodhousekeeping.com

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Malory Towers is a series of six novels by English children' s author Enid Blyton. The series is based on the girls' boarding school Benenden School that Blyton' s daughter attended

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a group of people posing for a photo: The Enid Blyton classic Malory Towers is streaming now on BBC iPlayer. In light of school closures the new show is available to watch online two weeks early. © BBC/WildBrain/Queen Bert Limited/John Medland The Enid Blyton classic Malory Towers is streaming now on BBC iPlayer. In light of school closures the new show is available to watch online two weeks early.

Whether it's been six years or sixty years since you last hunkered down with Enid Blyton, the author's classic works have been some of the most consistently beloved books through generation after generation. Now the BBC are bringing Malory Towers, the boarding school tales of Darrell Rivers and co., to a new generation.

The BBC has pulled forward the release of their new 13-episode adaption by two weeks, in light of school closures. The full series is available from today (23 March) on BBC iPlayer.

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Malory Towers: What's it about?

Staying true to the classic stories — which followed 12-year-old Darrell Rivers leave home for the first time to head off to boarding school — the show is set in the late 1940s in a post-war Britain, at an all girls' school on the Cornish coast.

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Promising "a nostalgic world of midnight feasts, lacrosse, pranks, a mystery ghost and lasting friendships," the show retains the beloved world of Malory Towers school to welcome you back, but also makes it relevant for the younger generation. It deals with time-old experiences like bullying, peer pressure, shifting cliques and self doubt; experiences certainly not exclusive to children.

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Share a childhood favourite with your children or grandchildren, and watch them fall in love with the girls, too. Or just return to tales that you hold dear, with a big cup of tea and a blanket, no little ones required.

Ella Bright, the young star of the show, encourages all ages to watch: "People should watch it because it brings a classic, much-loved book to life and, although it takes place in post-war Britain, it still covers current issues that people can relate to. It is beautifully filmed and I think people, young and old, will all really enjoy it."

a man and a woman sitting at a table: Ella Bright as Darrell, with Miss Potts, played by Imali Perera . © BBC/WildBrain/Queen Bert/Steve Wilkie Ella Bright as Darrell, with Miss Potts, played by Imali Perera .

With a nearly entirely female cast, it puts women's stories centre stage. Empowering and diverse, it's all about showing girls how much they can achieve and that they don't need to be perfect.

Malory Towers: When's it on TV?

This show will have everyone wishing they were a pupil at the marvellous Malory Towers. We can't wait to watch.

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Start by marking “Second Form at Malory Towers ( Malory Towers , #2)” as Want to Read There are new girls as always, the very pretty and rich Daphne who Gwendolen and Mary Lou both admire It took me a little while to become engaged with this one but I ended up staying up until the early hours

The show is available now on BBC iPlayer and will air as scheduled on the CBBC channel from 5.30pm on 6 April.

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