ON BBC iPLAYER FROM 23RD MARCH 2020
ON CBBC FROM 6TH APRIL 2020
**** – The i paper, 24th March 2020
**** – TV Times, 1st April 2020
“…the programme we all need right now… it’s delightful… the production values are high, the script is brilliant… every Harry Potter fan will be glued to this, and their parents too” – Julia Raeside on Front Row, BBC Radio 4, 23rd March 2020 (from 22′)
“Downton for kids… Enid Blyton’s girls’ boarding school adventure provides tales of hope in times of crisis” – The Guardian, Saturday 21st March 2020
“New Enid Blyton drama is modern and empowering for girls, says BBC” – The Sunday Telegraph, 22nd March 2020
Rachel and Sasha Hails co-developed the CBBC/DHX adaptation of Enid Blyton’s classic school stories, a 13-part UK/North American co-pro directed by Bruce McDonald and Rebecca Rycroft, starring actors Ella Bright (Darrell), Danya Griver (Gwen), Sienna Arif-Knights (Sally).
The series is on BBC iPlayer from 23rd March 2020, two weeks aheads of TX (5.30pm on Mondays from 6th April) due to BBC scheduling changes to support school closure.
The Malory Towers BAFTA Preview screening at the May Fair Hotel screening room on 29th March 2020 has sadly but inevitably been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Enid Blyton’s publisher, Hachette, have announced their new novelisation of the TV series – Malory Towers: Darrell and Friends, available to pre-order here: