Click on or touch the big yellow MENU button below the site's logo and have a look around. All content is free, no registration is required*.
A BIG thank you goes out to Olivia, who played Elly on the show; she told me a lot of things I didn't yet know, and also provided the majority of the photos on this site and all of the newspaper clippings! Look out for an interview with her soon.
An equally big thank you goes out to Jocelyn Moorhouse for agreeing to an interview! I'm still trying to wrap my head around getting to interview her and am very grateful for the opportunity!
On a final note before I let you dive in: if you'd like to get in touch with me, you can do so here. This site's mission and future plans combined with a site FAQ can be found right over here.
Enjoy yourself and let me know what's missing, wrong or (hopefully) very right!
BOTW site admin
Last update: 20 November 2020
*OK, if you REALLY want to, you can be "initiated" by taking a spin on the Hills hoist, answering questions about The Bartons, before I allow you in. Please use your own Hills hoist and send in pics as proof. =)
Content updates are on the way! For today, here's some news about a few new features for the site.
Every modern webpage needs a comments section, and now BOTW has one too! Now you can chat with your fellow fans about your favourite series. Please remember to keep it clean and be respectful to your fellow fans and the people who worked on the show.
You can find the comments section at the bottom of pretty much every page on BOTW, including this one. So why not get started here while you're at it? :) Comments are specific to the page they're posted on.
Social media sharing buttons
Have "something Bartons" to share with your friends on social media? Well, now you can! I've added social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Reddit. You can find them at the top of every page, just below the menu button (and at the bottom of every page too). All the buttons share the page you're on when you click them.
And I managed to do it without using the tracking bits that usually come with social media buttons. So you're not sharing anything with the companies behind those services until you actually click the buttons.
Oh, and there's a handy button to share the page through old fashioned e-mail too. And a button to scroll to the comments section automatically.
Site Search bar
Finally, when you open the menu, you'll find a brand new search bar, powered by Google. There was one before, powered by DuckDuckGo, but that didn't work as I imagined it. This one does: it searches the entire site for words, sentences, videos and images (and finds them too, something the old one often didn't).
Wow, I'm still trying to wrap my head around her saying "yes"… I'm so grateful that she did!
Jocelyn Moorhouse not only created our beloved Bartons, she also wrote and directed the short film, wrote five episodes of the series and the book.
So what better way to kick off the site than an interview with her?
You can jump straight to it by following this link. This and other interviews (there are more in the pipeline; stay tuned!) can be found under the Interviews section in the menu.
Royce Craven is one of the composers and producers of the shows music. He was kind enough to let me interview him about his music, his time on the show and what he's been up to since then.
Did you know he built a plane? Or designs really cool software for music production using synthesizers? Well, I didn't, but what I do know he's (co-)responsible for that excellent music, which has been stuck in my head for 75% of my life now!
You can find the interview linked on the CREW page (in the SERIES section) or directly under the INTERVIEWS section in the menu.
Or you can click right here.
Ever since the idea for this site popped up, I've been looking into getting a license to put up full episodes.
Just when I thought I had found the right way to do it, the department of the ABC that handles such requests shut down its services to individuals due to COVID19 measures.
This means getting a license, as an individual, is impossible until that department opens up again.
All this also means I still have no idea on the pricing ABC puts on episodes for webstreaming by individuals, so I still don't know if its even financially feasible. Ah, the uncertainty!
Sorry for the delay, please stay tuned.