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"Bartons on the Web" is an ode, a 'thank you' and a pedestal to the people that worked on and starred on one of the most underrated and often forgotten Australian children's drama series out there. Its goal is to give the show the love and attention it deserves, and aims to be the biggest resource on C/o The Bartons and all associated works available anywhere, online or offline.
Erwin (Bartonsontheweb.nl site admin)
"Bartons on the Web" is an ode, a 'thank you' and a pedestal to the people that worked on and starred on one of the most underrated and often forgotten Australian children's drama series out there. Its goal is to give the show the love and attention it deserves, and aims to be the biggest resource on C/o The Bartons and all associated works available anywhere, online or offline.
Erwin (Bartonsontheweb.nl site admin)

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… to Bartons on the Web! This is the only C/o The Bartons fansite in the world! Whether you know it as The Bartons, Les Bartons, Los Barton or as Die 6 Bartons, this is the place to go for everything there is to know about the television series, the book and the film. Backgrounds, insights, interviews with cast and crew, trivia and more; it's all here!

A BIG thank you goes out to both Olivia Wenholz (née Harkin), who played Elly on the show; and Rosemary Smith, who played Anita. Together, they contributed tons of information, anecdotes and insights and the majority of the photos you can find on this site.

I could not have done this without you two and I'm happy and privileged to be able to call you my friends!

Finally, an equally BIG thank you goes out to Jocelyn Moorhouse for agreeing to an interview! I'm very grateful for that opportunity!

Enjoy yourself and let me know what's missing, wrong or (hopefully) right!

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 Bartons on the Web site admin

Last update: April 2022


PS: 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.

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Neighbours to end on 1 August 2022
(April 2022)

Without turning
Bartons on the Web into a Neighbours website all of a sudden, I would like to mention that the petition that has been running since February (and promoted here) has unfortunately not had the desired effect.

Both Channel 5 (UK) and 10 (Australia) have announced that the final episode of Neighbours will air in both countries on 1 August 2022. That means that Neighbours comes to an end after 37 years.

I don't personally watch it, but I recognise the influence and impact the show has had on Australia's television landscape. So I'm still sad to see it go away.

Bartons was compared a lot to Neighbours back in 1987 and 1988 (although Jenny Hooks didn't agree with that comparison at all). Quite a few Bartons cast members have appeared on Neighbours at one point or another in their careers. Rebekah Elmaloglou, who portrayed Elly in the Bartons film, is a main cast member on Neighbours to this very day (she plays Terese Willis).

The production promises that the final episode will be a blast for fans, taking the entire history of the soap into account. While that probably means that Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan will make a brief return, we can hope to see characters played by Bartons cast members return too of course.

If you have signed the petition, thanks!

Welcome to Bartons on the Web V5.0
(March 2022)

As my webdesign skills grow
so does Bartons on the Web :)

You'll find lots of new cool features, including a fancy new menu bar that will stick to the top of the browser window as you scroll down. I hope that this is a lot clearer to new users of the site.

VCR has had an update too (yes, only weeks after it launched), much more graphical (no more boring buttons) and a cool sorting feature.

Oh, and did you notice the new banner? Watch what happens to it when you navigate between the series, book and film pages. Cool huh?

Oh, and let's not forget that the episode guide has regained some of the stills! Yes… Bartonsontheweb.nl is back in form!

Clips are back and Bartons on the Web goes Dutch!
(February/March 2022)

It's been a full year, but
bartonsontheweb.nl finally has a few clips again! Sorry it took so long!

You can find the clips in the episode guide. There's fourteen clips in total: one for each episode, the opening credits and one extra clip from Half-time (for long time visitors: no points for guessing which scene…).

Or you can head over to bartonsontheweb.nl/vcr and have access them all from one handy little overview page.

For Dutch speaking fans, the site is now available in Dutch! You can switch between the two languages using the button in the menu bar or on the language selection page that appears when you visit the site for the first time.

Note: I'm having a technical challenge with the image captions and trivia bubbles, so those appear in English when you set the site to Dutch. Will be fixed, no worries. Some pages are not (and may never be) translated; those are marked in the (Dutch) menu as such.

Newsletter
(February 2022)

Want to keep up with the latest news
about Bartons and the site in general? Hear about updates first? Have access to content not found on the site?

Well now you can! By signing up for the newsletter using the button below!

There's no real schedule for the newsletter; one will be sent out when there's something to write about, most of the time that will be announcements of content updates on the site.

When you're tired of the newsletter, you can cancel it at any time by clicking the link in the site's main menu.
Note: the privacy policy has been updated to include the newsletter

Film facts & Technical updates!
(January 2022)

The
short film's page on Bartons on the web hadn't been updated since the site launched in 2020. The reason is simple: there's only so much I can tell you about a film that I haven't seen.

But that changes today, because I've finally had an opportunity to watch the film! Yes!

With many many many thanks to Nick at ACMI for making this exception possible and to Jocelyn for allowing ACMI to share the film with me!

This enabled me to expand the single page that was, into the full section on the film you'll find here starting today.

Have a look at the new and expanded Film section here.
 
 

I've expanded the Trivia page with two frame comparisons of a scene from the film with the same scene from the series' episode. This is based on the (now) publicly available stills from ACMI. Some other pages have also been revised as I've learned a lot of new information.


Speaking of the Trivia page,
that now really is its own page. Previously, the trivia was actually part of the Production Details page (even though it appeared as a seperate entry in the menu and in other spots). There's also some new trivia (not just film related).


The Photos page has also been split, and in three pages no less. The split was done for performance reasons, and also gave me some breathing room to add all the stills you'll find on the site in one place.


Noticed the new photo banner?
I got feedback from a few people that they were initially unsure if they landed on a page about the "right Bartons" after clicking on a Google search result. I hope posting a few stills right on the front page will reassure people.


And last but not least, since I occasionally get asked about what I have in my collection, I've put up a page with a list of what's in my Bartons collection. Obviously I can't show you everything (due to copyright reasons), but there's still interesting things to be seen. Take a look here.

The My Collection page also contains my wish list.

Brown Street Barton
(January 2022)

Thanks to
The Henderson Kids II cast member Damian MacAlpine I now have confirmation that "our" Michael O'Reilly was on that show. Not only that, Damian provided me with a set of screen captures with Michael on them. Thanks Damian!

Of course Michael's profile on the Cast page has been updated with this new and fresh information.

 
Happy New Year!
(January 2022)

Happy New Year!
Here's hoping that this year is better than the last two were (although, strictly from a Bartons on the Web point of view, they weren't too bad, but you get what I mean, right?).

New content!
We start the year with a nice content update! If you scoot over to the menu and look under The Series, you'll find the new Filming Locations page. What it contains should be self explanatory: I took the info about filming locations from the Production Details page, expanded it quite a bit and stuck in on its own page. New are the maps, and the Streetview Viewer is bigger than it was on the old location. New locations that were previously only mentioned in text now have their own map and/or Streetview.

Oh, and I've found Anita's house (and it was right under our noses too…!).

The Cast page has been expanded too. Alan Lovett portrayed Mr Tommy Snoller on Bartons and now has his own entry.
 
The Production Details and Trivia pages have been expanded yet again. On the former, I've gone (way too?) in-depth on the Pendry font used for the titles and with an explanation of 80's video tech. Feedback was given during the test phase, and both these subjects now have a Read More button that expands the texts only if you want to. So now nothing stands in your way to just enjoy the Bartons facts on those pages and leave the font- and technobabble perfectly hidden! Well mostly hidden anyway.

The Broadcast history page has been updated with short clips of the various programmes that Bartons was a part of (around the world). Some clips actually feature some Bartons footage, but most do not.

Finally, fellow Bartons fan Boubekeur from Algeria managed to identify which book Elly uses to initiate the Eggs in The Barton League of Bird Lovers. That information now has a spot on the Trivia page. In the future, I might do a page about props, so this could come in very handy. Thanks Boubekeur!

Changes due to feedback
As mentioned above, some entries on the Production Details page are a bit long and too in-depth for some people's liking (I understand, really!). On those longer entries, most of the text is now hidden behind a "read more" link. Clicking that link expands that entry, moving everything below downwards. You can also collapse the entry again by clicking the "Read less" link that appears when you expand an entry. Oh, and the links aren't always called that, as you'll notice. :)

Also new, and you can't miss it, is the Enter here button on the front page. It points to a landing page containing an overview that's identical to the menu, but is more easily recognisable to new users. I'm struggling a bit to make people notice the menu button as you've probably guessed by now; I hope this helps new visitors to find their way around the site.

What's in store for 2022?
First of all, I'm hoping to be able to offer more interviews. I'm not sure if that will work out yet, but fingers crossed!

The site has a few pages that are growing too big. The Production Details and Trivia pages are in reality just one page (even though they appear as seperate entries in the menu). I'm planning to give the trivia it's own page this year. That requires some work, as the trivia page is linked to a lot on the other pages of BotW. Every Trivia-box contains a link to it for example. The Photos page is another example: last month's update made that page a bit slow and I'm thinking of splitting it in two.




 

Comments

Skinner and Douglas
Great Newsletter Erwin! It was cool seeing the publicity pics of us hiding behind the Stoller's fence. We had forgotten all about those ones. I think they were taken the same night I hit Elly after she was being really mean to me! She got me back though! See you in the Cubby!


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