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The girls of St Trinian's are poised to stage a return to Britain's screens in a spiced-up television version of the classic Ealing comedies. Granada Television announced yesterday that it is hopeful of winning a pounds 2. The Manchester-based broadcaster revealed that it is hoping to persuade the all-woman pop group the Spice Girls to perform the theme tune and might even make a bid to get Eddie Izzard to play the cross-dressing headmistress.
Before St Trinians was a ho-hum with some bright moments big-screen movie, it was a series of Charles Addams-esque cartoons by Ronald Searle who also illustrated the hilarious, dark and evergreen Molesworth books. St Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business collects Searle's strips in a handsome hardcover package that is an absolute delight. Some of this material was apparently drawn in Changi, on paper stolen from the Japanese guards, using a smuggled fountain pen, and it all shines with the sweaty dark light of a literally tortured comic genius.
As two mediums of entertainment, comics and films are sure to have some crossover, especially with the massive blockbusters put out by Marvel and DC. However, recently a very British comic has been compared to another blockbuster. To me, although elements are similar, the two are different in many ways.
St Trinian's is a fictional girls' boarding schoolthe creation of English cartoonist Ronald Searlethat later became the subject of a popular series of comedy films. The first cartoon appeared inbut shortly afterwards Searle had to fulfil his military service where he was captured at Singapore and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese. After the war, in he started making new cartoons about the girls, but the content was a lot darker in comparison with the previous years.
St Trinian's was a British gag cartoon comic strip series, created and drawn by Ronald Searle from until Searle published his first St Trinian's School cartoon in in the magazine Lilliput. Shortly afterward he entered the military as World War II raged on, he was captured at Singapore and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese.
One of the UK's most beloved cartoonists, Ronald Searlecreator of the tearaway girls' school St Trinian's, has died aged 91, his publisher Penguin has announced. The artist died on 30 December in a hospital near his home in southern France. Best known for his spiky comic drawings depicting the outrageous antics of the St Trinian's girls, and for his illustrations of the Molesworth series, written by Geoffrey Willans and which, as any fule kno, tells of life at the boys' prep school St Custard's.