Available on DVD through www.umbrellaent.com.au
Based on the bestselling books by Richmal Crompton, Just William has been lovingly adapted into four cracking episodes of 1930s coming-of-age nostalgia , narrated by Martin Jarvis (Titanic) and starring Daniel Roche (Outnumbered) as William Brown, scallywag schoolboy, rebel and self-appointed leader of the fearsome Outlaws. Also featuring Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe), Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly) and Rebecca Front (Nighty Night), Just William celebrates an era of innocence and charm, underscored by good old-fashioned tomfoolery and loads of family fun.
THE SWEET LITTLE GIRL IN WHITE:
Mr and Mrs Bott (Warren Clarke and Caroline Quentin) who, having made their money in sauce, have moved into Croome Hall along with their precocious daughter Violet Elizabeth.
PARROTS FOR ETHEL:
William is inspired by his dashing Uncle Neville to give a talk about natural history that he hopes will consist of more than a dead dormouse. Meanwhile his sister Ethel has two rival suitors, with rival parrots!
THE SCHOOL REPORT:
A calamitous situation where a somewhat negative school report, an exercising Mr Bott and wealthy Great Aunt Augusta (Judy Parfitt) all come together in a most unexpected fashion.
WILLIAM HOLDS THE STAGE:
In an effort to impress the young Dorinda, William must assume the role of Hamlet in the school play or ruin the entire production in the process.