Just William (1976– )

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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

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1978   1977  
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Series cast summary:
Adrian Dannatt ...
 William Brown (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bonnie Langford ...
 Violet Elizabeth Bott (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Diana Fairfax ...
 Mrs. Brown (26 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael McVey ...
 Ginger (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Hugh Cross ...
 Mr. Brown (18 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tim Rose ...
 Douglas (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Craig McFarlane ...
 Henry (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Stacy Dorning ...
 Ethel Brown (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
 Robert Brown (14 episodes, 1977-1978)


William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce her presence upon them, take to tell them what to do, when and where, William, his best friend Ginger and the whole gang of village rascals make sure the saying "boys will be boys" proves true every single mischievous time, even if it takes all their courage and lying ingenuity. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Family





Release Date:

6 February 1977 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Guillermo  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Hugh Cross, playing Mr. Brown, had previously played Robert Brown in an earlier movie version of the stories. See more »


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Children's TV was much better back then
18 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Just William" is set during the 1930s, about a naughty school boy, William, with his own gang. The annoying Bonnie Langford played the annoying, lisping, spoiled brat Elizabeth Violet Rose Bott who always wanted to kiss William (yuk!), and threatening to "Scwme and scwme and scwme" and hold her breath until she turned blue if she didn't get her own way. The great Diana Dors played her stuck-up mother Mrs Bott. This is a great children's series, and I remember looking forward to it every Sunday afternoon on ITV. The BBC remade it several years ago but it didn't recapture the magic of of the '76 version. It would be great to see this version released on video or DVD.

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