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Just William 

The classic stories of a trouble making little boy.
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Series cast summary:
Rebecca Front ...  Mrs. Brown 4 episodes, 2010
Daniel Ryan ...  Mr. Brown 4 episodes, 2010
Daniel Roche ...  William Brown 4 episodes, 2010
Lily James ...  Ethel Brown 4 episodes, 2010
Harry Melling ...  Robert Brown 4 episodes, 2010
Jordan Grehs Jordan Grehs ...  Ginger 4 episodes, 2010
Edward Piercy Edward Piercy ...  Douglas 4 episodes, 2010
Martin Jarvis ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2010
Bruce Mackinnon ...  Mr. Attwater 3 episodes, 2010
Robert A. Foster Robert A. Foster ...  Henry 3 episodes, 2010
Max Hiller Max Hiller ...  Dalrymple 3 episodes, 2010
Warren Clarke ...  Mr. Bott 2 episodes, 2010
Caroline Quentin ...  Mrs. Bott 2 episodes, 2010
Isabella Blake-Thomas ...  Violet-Elizabeth Bott 2 episodes, 2010
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ...  Hector 2 episodes, 2010
Denis Lawson ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2010
Richard Southgate ...  George 2 episodes, 2010
Lottie Bell Lottie Bell ...  Dorinda 2 episodes, 2010
Roy Hudd ...  Bob Andrews 2 episodes, 2010
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Based on Richmal Crompton's comedic short stories and books, Just William presents the adventures of 11-year-old William Brown, and his intrepid band of friends, "The Outlaws." Set in an idyllic England of the 1950's, this is the perfect portrayal of scruffy, irrepressible schoolboy William, who, despite his good intentions, invariably ends up causing chaos and getting into trouble. A hero in his own mind, William battles disapproving adults, his long-suffering parents, teachers and older siblings to see justice done in four laugh-out-loud funny escapades of enjoyable family viewing. Written by wiseguy-18

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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

28 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hertfordshire, England, UK

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Stereo

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Color (season 1)| Color

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1.78 : 1
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Nicely interpreted but why always the 1950s?
6 December 2019 | by seltaeb-330-797168See all my reviews

This is a very well done version of the William books with a great cast and lovely period charm. But I can't help but wonder why adaptation of these books seem to be always set in the 1950s. The bulk of the William stories were written in the 1920s 30s and 40s and have a very different character to that which is presented here.

For most of the William stories the Browns lived in a fairly substantial house with servants. By comparison they are seen here in a quite small suburban dwelling. The sister Ethel in the books is an attractive and intelligent young woman. In this series she is portrayed as just a bit of a tart and not too bright. The boys themselves are very well cast. William himself is not quite as cunning as he is in the books but the portrayal otherwise is very good.

Overall a nice adaptation but I would love to see one set earlier in the 20th century


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