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A 'Malory Towers' Adaptation Has Just Landed On BBC iPlayer

A 'Malory Towers' Adaptation Has Just Landed On BBC iPlayer

Malory Towers - the adaptation of Enid Blyton's iconic series of books - has just landed on BBC iPlayer and we're feeling all nostalgic.

The brand new drama series set in post-war Britain - just as the books were - landed on the streaming platform yesterday, with its TV release on CBBC set for 6th April.

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 Darrell Rivers is played by Ella Bright (Credit: BBC)
Darrell Rivers is played by Ella Bright (Credit: BBC)

It has actually been released early on iPlayer as a boost for school kids who are now isolating at home.

Although set in the 1940s, the story has been modernised to ensure it's relevant to today's audience, with a diverse cast.

The books were all about new 12-year-old girl Darrell Rivers (Ella Bright) joining an all girls' boarding school and just thinking about the series is bringing fond childhood memories - we used to devour these!

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The books brought laughs, mysteries and so much energy, so we're expecting big things from the adapted series. And thankfully, the synopsis of the show itself promises midnight feasts, lacrosse games, "jolly picnics" and ghost stories - the Malory Towers themes we know and love.

In fact, episode one kicks off with Darrell heading to her first ever midnight feast.

The series is based on Enid Blyton's books (Credit: Ruth Palmer/Hodder)
The series is based on Enid Blyton's books (Credit: Ruth Palmer/Hodder)

We'll watch as Darrell navigates adventures at her brand new school whilst trying to keep her old life at St. Hilda's firmly in the past - but eagle-eyed matron will be keeping a firm eye on her and Gwendoline Mary Lacey (Danya Griver) and Sally Hope (Sienna Arif-Knights,) who are also new at Malory Towers.

It's the perfect time for this sort of light-hearted upbeat watch - especially as your kids are bound to love it too and they've got an awful lot of time on their hands now they're off school during the coronavirus quarantine.

The episodes are around just 25 minutes each too, so you know the little ones won't get fed up either.

The series is set in the 1940s but it offers modern themes so today's audience can relate (Credit: BBC)
The series is set in the 1940s but it offers modern themes so today's audience can relate (Credit: BBC)

Sounds like the ideal thing to sit and watch as a family. Saying that, even with no kids, we'll be tuning in surely for the jolly good nostalgia.

The full series is available on BBC iPlayer now and will land on CBBC on 6th April at 5.30pm - 6pm airing weekly.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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