Just William. William Brown (Daniel Roche). Copyright: BBC
Just William

Just William (2010)

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2010
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Small-screen adapatation of the legendary literary schoolboy rascal's comic adventures. Stars Daniel Roche, Daniel Ryan, Rebecca Front, Warren Clarke, Caroline Quentin and more.

Just William. Image shows from L to R: Ginger (Jordan Grehs), Douglas (Edward Piercy), William Brown (Daniel Roche), Henry (Robert Foster). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Comedy Drama
4 (1 series)
Richmal Crompton
Daniel Roche, Daniel Ryan, Rebecca Front, Warren Clarke, Caroline Quentin, Harry Melling, Lily James, Isabella Blake-Thomas and more
Simon Nye
Paul Seed
John Chapman and Gina Cronk

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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Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 12:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 23rd August 2012 at 6:15pm on CBBC - Episode 4
  • Wednesday 22nd August 2012 at 6:15pm on CBBC - Episode 3
  • Tuesday 21st August 2012 at 6:15pm on CBBC - Episode 2

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