Just William

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  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (232)

Just William is a British television sitcom, directed by Paul Seed and starring Rebecca Front, Daniel Ryan, and Daniel Roche. It first aired in the UK on BBC One in December 2010 and is based on the popular Just William book series by Richmal Crompton. The show revolves around the life of an 11-year-old schoolboy named William Brown (played by Daniel Roche) and his misadventures with his middle-class family, friends, and teachers in the 1950s. William is a mischievous, imaginative, and curious child who is always getting himself into trouble due to his antics and his rebellious nature. He is also portrayed as an innocent and lovable rascal who is unable to hide his emotions and can't resist a good prank.

Rebecca Front plays William's mother, Mrs. Brown, who is often exasperated by her son's behavior but can't help but love him. Mrs. Brown is a kind and caring mother who is always looking out for her children's well-being, but sometimes finds it difficult to cope with William's high-spirited nature. Daniel Ryan plays Mr. Brown, William's father, who is a stern and strict man with a no-nonsense attitude. He is often at odds with William and doesn't understand his son's love for mischief.

Other main characters include William's friends, Ginger (played by Kyle Lima), Henry (played by Edward Gower), and Douglas (played by Daniel Huttlestone). Ginger is a loyal and sensible friend who often helps William out of tricky situations. Henry is a well-mannered and studious boy who often clashes with William due to their different personalities. Douglas is a smart boy who is always looking for new ways to make money and is often involved in William's schemes.

The show is set in the 1950s and captures the era's look and feel with its nostalgic costumes and production design. The music is also reminiscent of the period and adds to the show's charm and authenticity. The episodes are lighthearted and fun, with each episode featuring a different storyline that often involves William's attempts to avoid trouble or his desire for adventure.

Despite the show's humor and light-hearted tone, it also deals with important themes such as family, friendship, and growing up. William's misadventures often teach him important lessons about responsibility, honesty, and empathy. The show also touches on social class and the divide between the working class and the middle class in post-war Britain, through the interactions between William's family and his friends.

Overall, Just William is a charming and delightful sitcom that is perfect for the whole family. Its witty humor and endearing characters will keep audiences entertained and engaged throughout every episode. It's a fun and heartwarming show that captures the spirit of childhood and the magic of growing up in a simpler time.

Just William is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on December 28, 2010.

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Seasons
William Holds the Stage
4. William Holds the Stage
December 31, 2010
William is not keen to take part in a school competition to stage the best scene from 'Hamlet' until he sees it as an opportunity to impress the tomboyish Dorinda, so he is annoyed when class swot Dalrymple gets the name part and he is relegated to being a spear carrier. With Dorinda in the opening night audience and only minutes to go before the curtain rises William has to think fast to make an impression the whole audience will remember.
The School Report
3. The School Report
December 30, 2010
Already unhappy as his friend Bob Andrews, the Botts' gardener, has been sacked, a bad school report does nothing to lift William's spirits. Efforts to forge a better report are no more successful than his initial attempt to blackmail Mr. Bott into reinstating Bob. However Mr. Bott's failure to keep up the strict slimming regime imposed by his wife plays into William's hands - as does the opportunity to rescue visiting Aunt Augusta, lost in the woods, by creating a unique paper trail.
Parrots for Ethel
2. Parrots for Ethel
December 29, 2010
A visit from African explorer Uncle Neville prompts William into giving a lecture on 'Interestin' Animals' but with only a dead mouse as a prop he finds himself woefully short of creatures to illustrate his talk. Until sister Ethel's rival boy-friends George and Hector both bring parrots to cheer her up when she has suspected measles. Finding the birds left in the garden lead William to believe that a well-wisher has brought them for his talk but when the boys want their gifts back they find that William drives a very hard bargain.
The Sweet Little Girl in White
1. The Sweet Little Girl in White
December 28, 2010
1950s schoolboy William Brown and his gang the Outlaws are forever getting in and out of scrapes, including trespassing at Croombe Hall, recently acquired by parvenu table sauce tycoon Mr. Bott and his cheery, expansive wife. They have a lisping, sweetly beribboned six year old daughter Violet Elizabeth, with whom a reluctant William is encouraged to play.
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Just William is available for streaming on the BFS Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Just William on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    December 28, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (232)