After the bowdlerisation of Noddy and Big Ears' perfectly innocent relationship some years ago, it looks like the Famous Five, Secret Seven and Fifth Form at St Clare's are about to undergo some character surgery.
School tunics will be replaced by uniforms, dirty tinkers will become travellers and the best of the exclamations will be... modernised.
Yup, Enid Blyton is again being edited. Apparently, it's because children don't understand the language.
Prudence, who makes a point of using all those words, all the time, thinks the kiddies will cope perfectly well.
But she would like to see a little realism snuck in - such as Mummy and Daddy resorting to whiskey when the children are inevitably kidnapped by the smugglers.