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Just William (2010)

BBC One comedy drama / comedy drama. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Daniel Roche, Martin Jarvis, Daniel Ryan, Rebecca Front, Warren Clarke, Caroline Quentin, Harry Melling and others.

Just William

Small-screen adapatation of the legendary literary schoolboy rascal's comic adventures

Genres
Comedy Drama, Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Creator
Richmal Crompton
Starring
Daniel Roche, Martin Jarvis, Daniel Ryan, Rebecca Front, Warren Clarke, Caroline Quentin, Harry Melling, Lily James and others
Writer
Simon Nye
Director
Paul Seed
Producer
John Chapman

Richmal Crompton's much-loved mischievous hero Just William returns to television screens as a new four-part series adaptation by Simon Nye. Weaving together a selection of Richmal Crompton's timeless short stories and setting them in the Fifties, Nye has written scripts faithful to her precise portrait of British family life.

The mischievous William and his gang, The Outlaws, like nothing better than wreaking havoc in the local woods. Dedicated to dastardly doings, William embroils his pals in a spot of boggy bother with new neighbour Mr Bott; manifests a menagerie mix-up with a pair of parrots; sets up a spot of blackmail; and takes to the stage to perform his own rendition of Hamlet.

Fresh from his success in Outnumbered, a much-shorn Daniel Roche steps up to play the title role.

The stellar cast also includes Warren Clarke and Caroline Quentin as new neighbours the Botts, with Daniel Ryan and Bafta-winner Rebecca Front playing William's parents. Narrating the series is the voice behind the classic recordings of the Just William stories, Martin Jarvis.

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