Malory Towers

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (495)

Malory Towers is a British television drama series based on Enid Blyton's book series of the same name. The show premiered on BBC iPlayer in 2020 and stars Ella Bright as Darrell Rivers, a new student at the prestigious Malory Towers boarding school. Set in an idyllic seaside location in 1940s England, the show follows the lives of students at Malory Towers as they navigate friendship, rivalries, and academic challenges. The school is headed by the formidable Miss Grayling (played by Danya Griver), a headmistress who is tough but fair.

The series begins with Darrell arriving at Malory Towers, excited at the prospect of making new friends and experiencing life away from home. However, she soon discovers that life at boarding school is not all fun and games. Her headstrong nature and competitive spirit put her at odds with some of her classmates, particularly the snobbish and self-absorbed Gwendoline (played by Zoey Siewert).

As the series progresses, viewers get to know more about the other students at Malory Towers, including musical Alicia (played by Imali Perera), artistic Sally (played by Zoey Barnes) and athletic Bill (played by Natasha Raphael). Each character has their own unique personality and struggles, from personal insecurities to family problems, that are explored throughout the series.

Despite the challenges they face, the students of Malory Towers come together to support each other when it matters most. From solving a mystery on campus to standing up to bullies, the girls learn the importance of friendship, honesty, and courage.

One of the highlights of the show is its attention to detail in recreating the 1940s setting. From the costume design to the set decoration, the show captures the era perfectly. This adds to the show's charm and makes it a delightful watch for viewers of all ages.

Another strength of the show is its emphasis on inclusivity and diversity. The cast features actors from a range of ethnic backgrounds and abilities, which is refreshing to see in a period drama. The show tackles issues of class, race, and disability in a subtle but effective way, making it a great example of representation in television.

Overall, Malory Towers is a beautifully crafted drama series that offers a fresh take on Enid Blyton's beloved book series. The performances, particularly by Ella Bright as Darrell, are engaging and captivating, and the storylines are both heartwarming and thought-provoking. It's a show that will appeal to fans of the books, as well as those who are new to the world of Malory Towers.

Malory Towers is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 23, 2020.

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The Last Day
13. The Last Day
March 23, 2020
Darrell and Sally are determined to solve the mystery of the Malory ghost, but discover the truth is far more complex than they could ever have imagined.
The Ghost
12. The Ghost
March 23, 2020
Darrell and Sally are determined to solve the mystery of the Malory ghost, but discover the truth is far more complex than they could ever have imagined.
The Spider
11. The Spider
March 23, 2020
Sally and Darrell hatch a plan to make Mary-Lou braver than she could ever imagine, whilst Gwen is determined to keep her best friend at any cost.
The Dress
10. The Dress
March 23, 2020
When a beautiful dress arrives at Malory Towers, the girls are buzzing to realise there is a debutante in their midst, but who is it?
The Letter
9. The Letter
March 23, 2020
Sally's family secrets are about to be revealed when her mother arrives at Malory Towers. Meanwhile, Darrell's meddling causes problems for Miss Potts.
The Push
8. The Push
March 23, 2020
When Sally is taken seriously ill, Darrell blames herself and resorts to desperate measures to find a doctor. Meanwhile, Alicia inspires anarchy in the dorm.
The Open Day
7. The Open Day
March 23, 2020
It's open day at Malory Towers and the girls' parents pay a visit, for fun and picnics! Meanwhile, Darrell has a big decision to make about her future at the school.
The Midnight Feast
6. The Midnight Feast
March 23, 2020
The girls are set to have their first North Tower feast! Things don't go to plan when Matron hears them and are forced to hide in one of the school's most off-limit areas.
The Match
5. The Match
March 23, 2020
It's the big lacrosse match, but when Sally falls ill Darrell has to play and discovers Malory Towers are playing her old school, she's forced to face past.
The Slap
4. The Slap
March 23, 2020
Jealous of Darrell and Alicia's new friendship, Gwen takes the fun & games too far. Darrell lets her temper get the better of her leading the North Tower to have their first meeting.
The Trick
3. The Trick
March 23, 2020
Darrell starts helping Alicia to play pranks in class, whilst a mysterious red handprint appears on the door of the dormitory--could it be from the ghost of Lady Jane Malory?
The New Girls
2. The New Girls
March 23, 2020
Jealous Gwen is determined to find out more about Darrell's past and leaves the school in pursuit of the truth--will Darrell be able to find Gwen before her secret is revealed?
The First Day
1. The First Day
March 23, 2020
It's the first day of term at Malory Towers and new girl Darrell Rivers can't wait for a fresh start! But whilst she's keen to settle in, will her past come back to haunt her?
Where to Watch Malory Towers
Malory Towers is available for streaming on the BBC iPlayer website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Malory Towers on demand at and BYUtv.
  • Premiere Date
    March 23, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (495)