Malory Towers Series 5
(20 new episodes)
out now on BYU TV, and
coming to CBBC and iPlayer 10th June 2024

The international hit CBBC TV series Malory Towers, adapted by Rachel Flowerday and Sasha Hails from Enid Blyton’s iconic boarding school stories, is now in its 5th series.

Malory Towers Series 5 (20 new episodes) is currently screening in the US on BYU TV, and in the UK on the BBC iPlayer from 10th June 2024. Series 1-4 are currently available on the BBC iPlayer, alongside the two-part Christmas Special. 

The Malory Towers Series 5 trailer

Series 1 transmitted on CBBC from 6th April 2020 and was an early lockdown and critical hit: Pick of the Week in The Sunday Times, Mail Weekend and **** in The Guardian, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Weekend, The i paper, and TV Times.

Malory Towers was Emmy– and Rockie-nominated in 2023, Rose d’Or-nominated in 2020 and 2022,  and Canadian Screen Award-nominated in 2023 and 2024. There have been regular series preview screenings with cast Q&As at the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank.

Find Series 1, 2, 3 & 4, and the Christmas Special,

Also coming to:


BYUTV, america

And internationally.

Malory Towers from Rob Kelly Casting on Vimeo.


Pick of the WeekThe Sunday Times, Mail Weekend

**** The Guardian, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Weekend, The i paper, TV Times

“What a gift this is… escapist, nostalgic and as glorious a treat as a midnight feast”The Sunday Times

“…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′)

**** “Absolutely ripping” – Lucy Mangan in The Guardian

**** “The artful modernisation by Sasha Hails and Rachel Flowerday… firmly keeps the message of the Blyton original.” – Libby Purves in The Daily Mail

**** “CBBC’s lovingly realised Enid Blyton adaptation”The Mail Weekend

“Succour to a grateful nation” – Jenny Colgan in The Guardian

“Camilla Long loves bitchy Blyton-land”The Sunday Times Culture magazine

“The lockdown hit for me… unexpectedly moving… This adaptation is a delight”The Herald Scotland

Listen to Libby Purves reviewing Malory Towers on The Daily Show on 11th April 2020, from 22:30 here

INDIA LOVES Malory Towers… absolutely first rate comfort viewing” – India Knight, The Sunday Times

“…my current televisual scented candle is the BBC’s adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers… It’s completely adorable…” – Rachel Cooke in The New Statesman

“the breakout hit of TV lockdown”Metro

“Can’t beat it… Call the Midwife for kids” – Michael Hogan for Sara Cox, BBC Radio 2

“a wonderful example of a children’s classic being deftly reassessed from a diverse modern perspective” – Larushka Ivan-Zadeh for Sight and Sound


“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

Read the Mail Weekend feature on Malory Towers here.

Rachel and Sasha Hails co-developed the CBBC/WildBrain 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 arrived as a boxed set on BBC iPlayer from 23rd March 2020, two weeks ahead of its CBBC TX, due to BBC scheduling changes to support school closure.

In addition to its international runs on The Family Channel (Canada) and ABC iview (Australia), Malory Towers will soon be available internationally on BYUtv (US), streamer CBC Gem (Canada), ZDF (Germany), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), Toonix and HBO (Nordics & CEE) and Hot (Israel).

Enid Blyton’s publisher, Hachette, have published an all-new novelisation of the TV series – Malory Towers: Darrell and Friends, available to order here: