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The Famous Five was a series of twenty one junior adventure novels written by Enid Blyton (Full list). There were two TV series based on these books. The first series was produced by Southern TV and ran for two seasons from 1978 to 1979 and comprised of eighteen of the stories. All twenty one books were re-published with TV-themed covers. The second series was produced by Tyne Tees TV and ran for two seasons from 1995 to 1997 and comprised of all twenty one stories. All the books were re-published again with TV-themed covers.

In addition to the twenty one original novels by Enid Blyton, French author Claude Voilier wrote a further twenty four novels, nineteen of which were translated into English. Eighteen of these were published under the title of 'The Famous Five' and then all nineteen under the title 'The Five'. Some of these books are shown in an extended gallery below, though they are not TV-related.

There was also an animated TV series in 2008 titled 'Famous Five : On the Case'.

With grateful thanks to Roger Merry for image contributions

Knight Books
Covers based on the 1978-1979 TV Series published between 1978 and 1981

No 1

...on a Treasure Island
No 2

...Go Adventuring Again
No 3

...Run Away Together
No 4

...Go to Smuggler's Top
No 5

...Go Off in a Caravan
No 6

...on Kirrin IUsland Again
No 7

...Go Off to Camp
No 8

...Get Into Trouble
No 9

...Fall Into Adventure
No 10

...on a Hike Together
No 11

...Have a Wonderful Time
No 12

...Go Down to the Sea
No 13

...Go to Mystery Moor
No 14

...Have Plenty of Fun
No 15

...on a Secret Trail
No 16

...Go to Billycock Hill
No 17

...Get Into a Fix
No 18

...on Finniston Farm
No 19

...Go to Demon's Rocks
No 20

...Have a Mystery to Solve
No 21

...Are Together Again

Hodder & Stoughton Books
Covers based on the 1995-1997 TV Series

No 1

...on a Treasure Island
No 2

...Go Adventuring Again
No 3

...Run Away Together
No 4

...Go to Smuggler's Top
No 5

...Go Off in a Caravan
No 6

...on Kirrin IUsland Again
No 7

...Go Off to Camp
No 8

...Get Into Trouble
No 9

...Fall Into Adventure
No 10

...on a Hike Together
No 11

...Have a Wonderful Time
No 12

...Go Down to the Sea
No 13

...Go to Mystery Moor
No 14

...Have Plenty of Fun
No 15

...on a Secret Trail
No 16

...Go to Billycock Hill
No 17

...Get Into a Fix
No 18

...on Finniston Farm
No 19

...Go to Demon's Rocks
No 20

...Have a Mystery to Solve
No 21

...Are Together Again

Famous Five Annuals Gallery


Enid Blyton's Famous Five Books List
with original publication dates

Five on a Treasure Island (1942)
Five Go Adventuring Again (1943)
Five Run Away Together (1944)
Five Go to Smuggler's Top (1945)
Five Go Off in a Caravan (1946)
Five on Kirrin Island Again (1947)
Five Go Off to Camp (1948)
Five Get into Trouble (1949)
Five Fall into Adventure (1950)
Five on a Hike Together (1951)
Five Have a Wonderful Time (1952)
Five Go Down to the Sea (1953)
Five Go to Mystery Moor (1954)
Five Have Plenty of Fun (1955)
Five on a Secret Trail (1956)
Five Go to Billycock Hill (1957)
Five Get into a Fix (1958)
Five on Finniston Farm (1960)
Five Go to Demon's Rocks (1961)
Five Have a Mystery to Solve (1962)
Five Are Together Again (1963)

Knight Books
Extended series of books by Claude Voilier (Not TV-related)

First Numbered Series
No 1

...and the Stately Homes Gang
No 2

...and the Mystery of the Emeralds
No 3

...and the Missing Cheetah
No 4

...Go On Television
No 5

...and the Golden Galleon
No 6

...Versus the Black Mask
No 7

...in Fancy Dress
No 8

...and the Blue Bear Mystery
No 9

...and the Inca God
No 10

...and the Cavalier's Treasure
No 11

...and the Strange Legacy
No 12

...and the Secret of the Caves

Second Expanded Numbered Series With Reprints
No 1

...and the Stately Homes Gang
No 2

...and the Mystery of the Emeralds
No 3

...and the Missing Cheetah
No 4

...Go On Television
No 5

...and the Golden Galleon
No 6

...Versus the Black Mask
No 7

...in Fancy Dress
No 8

...and the Blue Bear Mystery
No 9

...and the Inca God
No 10

...and the Cavalier's Treasure
No 11

...and the Strange Legacy
No 12

...and the Secret of the Caves
No 13

...and the Hijackers
No 14

...and the Strange Scientist
No 15

...in Deadly Danger
No 16

...and the Knights' Treasure
No 17

...and the Z-Rays
No 18

...and the Pink Pearls

Third Expanded and Re-Branded Numbered Series
No 1

...and the Stately Homes Gang
No 2

...and the Mystery of the Emeralds
No 3

...and the Missing Cheetah
No 4

...Go On Television
No 5

...and the Golden Galleon
No 6

...Versus the Black Mask
No 7

...in Fancy Dress
No 8

...and the Blue Bear Mystery
No 9

...and the Inca God
No 10

...and the Cavalier's Treasure
No 11

...and the Strange Legacy
No 12

...and the Secret of the Caves
No 13

...and the Hijackers
No 14

...and the Strange Scientist
No 15

...in Deadly Danger
No 16

...and the Knights' Treasure
No 17

...and the Z-Rays
No 18

...and the Pink Pearls
No 19

...and the Rubies of Akbar