Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The works of prolific British children's author Enid Blyton have been adapted to television scores of times, but seldom as vividly as in a brace of multipart Anglo-New Zealand series of the mid-'90s. The first of these began airing over Britain's Disney Channel on July 21, 1996. The Enid Blyton Adventure Series consisted of eight different serials, each comprised of three half-hour episodes. All of these serials followed the standard Blyton formula of pitting a group of intelligent rural kids against a vast array of snarling adult villains in a variety of baffling mysteries which the children invariably solved. Individual titles included "Island of Adventure," "Woods of Adventure," "Sea of Adventure," "Valley of Adventure," "Sea of Adventure," and so on and so forth. The Enid Blyton Adventure Series was followed in 1997 by another group of literary adaptations, The Enid Blyton Secret Series.