Just William (1977 – 1978 Series)

Regular Cast

Adrian Dannatt (William); Michael McVey (Ginger); Craig McFarlane (Henry); Tim Rose (Douglas); Diana Fairfax (Mrs Brown); Hugh Cross (Mr Brown); Simon Chandler (Robert Brown); Stacy Dorning (Ethel Brown)

adapted by Keith Dewhurst from the books by Richmal Crompton / producer / director John Davies / designers Bryan Bagge, Colin Monk, Rae George / executive producer Stella Richman

Series 1 (1977)

1.    William and the Begging Letter by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 06 February 1977)

John Ringham (Mr Peters); Paul Hardwick (Lt. Col. Pomeroy); Henrietta Baynes (Philippa Pomeroy)

 2.    William – The Great Actor by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 13 February 1977)

Anne Blake (Mrs Monkton Bruce); Anne Jameson (Miss Featherstone); Josie Kidd (Miss Hemmersley); Margaret Ward (Mrs Green-Jones); Joanna David (Miss Gladwyn); Geoffrey Drew (Mr Fluester); Rupert Mayo (Anthony)

3.    The Outlaws and the Tramp by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 20 February 1977)

Freddie Jones (Sandy Dick); Rob Edwards (Jimmie Moore); William Boyde (George); Caroline Langrishe (Dolly Clovis); Deborah Makepeace (Peggy Barton); Stephen Bone (Hector); Michael Stainton (PC Wilson)

4.    The Sweet Little Girl in White by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 27 February 1977)

Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); John Stratton (Mr Bott); Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott)

 5.    William and the Badminton Racket by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 06 March 1977)

Julian Fellowes (Dr Horace Ashtead); John Forbes-Robertson (Mr Coggan); Garfield Morgan (Dr Bell); Bob Edwards (Jimmie Moore)

 6.    A Little Interlude by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 13 March 1977)

Sheila Raynor (Mrs Tibblets); Wilfred Brambell (Mr Buttermere); Judi Maynard (Ruby); Charles Rogers (Gordon Franklin)

 7.    William and the Prize Pig by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 20 March 1977)

Richard Pearson (Mr Ballater); Stephanie Cole (Vicar’s wife); Susan Williamson (housemaid); Norman Scace (Vicar)

8.    William and the Wonderful Present by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 27 March 1977)

Stephen Yardley (Smith); Danny Schiller (Jones); Fiona Gray (Dahlia Macnamara); Harry Locke (gardener); Annabelle Langton (housemaid); Diana King (Mrs Macnamara); Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); John Rhys-Davies (Authority)

 9.    William the Matchmaker by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 03 April 1977)

Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Katherine Hughes (Joan); Ronald Lacey (Mr March); George Armstrong (Hubert Lane)

 Waste Paper Wanted by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 10 April 1977)

Barry Quin (Ward Hadlow); Debbie Davies (Miss Fairman); Mitzi Rogers (Mrs Hobbin)

11.   Only Just in Time by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 17 April 1977)

Josie Kidd (Miss Hemmersley); David Wilson (Victor Jameson); James Jebbia (Bertie Franks); Jill Goldston (Maid); Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Gwyneth Strong (Lanky); Michael Stainton (policeman); Timothy Carlton (Roger)

 12.  William and the Sleeping Major by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 24 April 1977)

Leo Dolan (Sweep); David Wilson (Victor Jameson); Barbara Hicks (Miss Arnold Fox); Frank Tregear (Mr Arnold Fox); Jan Francis (Bella); Simon MacCorkindale (Charlie); Earl Rhodes (Peter Badlow); Cyril Cross (Farmer Smith); Ballard Berkley (Maj. Franklin)

 13.  William Clears The Slums by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 01 May 1977)

Gillian Royale (lecturer); Ranse Howell (Terry); Marc Kayne (Billy); Ivor Kayne (Dickie); Patsy Smart (Mrs Miggs); Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); John Stratton (Mr Bott); Virginia Balfour (Lady Walton)

Series 2 (1977 – 1978)

1.    William’s Lucky Day by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 23 October 1977)

Derek Francis (Mr Whitfield); Geoffrey Bayldon (Great Man); Brigid Erin Bates (housemaid); Joyce Redman (Mrs Carroway); John Bryans (Mr Carroway); Ann Way (Miss Seed); Derek Martin (man with lantern)

2.    The Great Detective by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 30 October 1977)

Victor Langley (The Great Detective); Edward Hibbert (young man); Gary Hope (villain); Sara Mason (maiden); Laura Graham (adventuress); Bonnie Longford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Nigel Hawthorne (Mr Croombe); Patsy Byrne (Mrs Croombe); Christopher Holmes (dinner guest)

3.     Violet Elizabeth Wins by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 06 November 1977)

Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Peter Spraggon (shopkeeper); Jeremy Clyde (Archie Manniston); Barry Linehan (tramp); Beatrix Lehmann (Aunt Georgina)

 4.    William Holds The Stage by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 13 November 1977)

Ellis Dale (Mr Welbecker); Brian Oulton (headmaster); Derek Francis (Mr Whitfield); Nicola Reeves (Dorinda); Ursula Prince (Mrs Lane)

 5.    William the Philanthropist by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 20 November 1977)

Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Eileen Way (Mrs Marsh); Malcolm Rogers (James Finch); Rosie Fior (Angela); Joan Benham (Lady Markham); John Stratton (Mr Bott); Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); Ronald Mayer (Butler); Hugh Walters (Col. Higgs)

 6.    It All Began With The Typewriter by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 27 November 1977)

Sally Osborn (Cornelia Gerrard); Bob Edwards (Jimmie Moore); Jayne Tottman (Angela Gerrard); Nina Thomas (Lorna Barton); Madoline Thomas (Miss Amelia Blake); Julian Orchard (Mr Solomon); Anne Collins (singer)

 7.    A Rescue Party by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 04 December 1977)

Jill Goldston (housemaid); Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); John Stratton (Mr Bott); Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Michael Glover (white-coated man); Ronald Mayer (butler)

8.     William Finds a Job by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 11 December 1977)

Mandy Mealing (girl); Derek Godfrey (Groves); Susan Crowley (Gloria); Norman Mitchell (man)

 9.    Parrots for Ethel by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 18 December 1977)

Osmund Bullock (George); Graham Seed (Rector); Bill Goldston (housemaid); Percy Edwards (parrot voices)

 10.  William at the Garden Party by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 01 January 1978)

Sydney Bromby (Mr Beezum); Joan Blackham (Mrs Randall); Pamela Ruddock (Squire’s wife); Edward Jewesbury (vicar); Claire Neilson (vicar’s wife)

 11.  Two Good Turns by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 08 January 1978)

Melinda Clancy (Flavia); James Cossins (Uncle Frederick); Charles Rogers (Red Indian); Sally Lahee (Mrs Hawkins); Sheila Butler (Mrs Morton); Claire Booth (Betty Hawkins); Hal Dyer (Mrs Jones)

12.   Finding a School For William by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 15 January 1978)

Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Basil Henson (Cranthorpe-Cranborough); Alison Glennie (Moyna Greene); John Cross (Old Jenkins)

 13.  William and the Tramp by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 22 January 1978)

Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Gordon Gostelow (Tramp); Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); Thorley Walters (General Moult); Paul Hardwicke (Colonel Pomeroy); Norman Scace (Vicar); John Stratton (Mr Bott); John Savident (Mr Bumbleby); Margaret Ward (Miss Milton); John Pennington (Tonks)

 

Christmas Special (1977)

 William’s Worst Christmas by Keith Dewhurst (broadcast 25 December 1977)

Norman Space (Vicar); Julian Orchard (Mr Solomon); Bonnie Langford (Violet Elizabeth Bott); Diana Dors (Mrs Bott); Richard Hurdnall (Great Uncle George); Lloyd Lamble (Uncle Samuel); Peggy Anne Wood (Aunt Emma); John Stratton (Mr Bott); Ronald Mayer (Butler); Ruth Kettlewell (housekeeper); Richard Goolden (Mr Throsby); Gillian Royale (social worker); Hilary Mason (infant helper); Ann Curthoys, Georgina Melville (mothers); Graham Seed (Hector); Osmund Bullock (George); Patrick Harvey (organist); Wally Goodman (pianist)

DVD Release

Both series have been released on DVD by Network – individually and as a box set

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