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Just William [DVD]


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  • Actors: Caroline Quentin
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Mar 2011
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0042SM2VQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,077 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on the bestselling books by beloved author Richmal Crompton, and featuring an all-star cast, Just William has been superbly adapted for television in this knockout four-part series, narrated by Martin Jarvis and starring Daniel Roche as William Brown, schoolboy, rebel, and leader of the Outlaws.

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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By DigitalAuthor on 4 Jan 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I watched this series of 4 episodes (each featuring a story from Richmal Crompton's Just William books) and thought it one of the best things on TV over this Christmas period (2010), so I have preordered the DVD.
I read the books avidly when I was a schoolboy (many years ago) and this is a very true adaptation of the stories, including William's long suffering parents, and of course Violet Elizabeth Bott (Isabella Blake Thomas who is brilliant). William is played by David Roche (Ben in Outnumbered) and gives a perfect portayal of the irrepressible scruffy schoolboy battling against older sister and brother and teachers and gamekeepers (and of course always winning).
In real life in 2010 he would be classed as an antisocial adolescent, charged with trespassing, stealing, lying, blackmail, etc, and given an ASBO. But the programs are set in the 1930s (ooops, I mean 1950s - The original books were 1920s) when life was gentler and this behaviour was casually tolerated by everyone (and of course everything works out well in the end).
The high production values give a very realistic image of middle class life in the 30s, and all actors are excellent.
I have purchased the DVD because the programs bear watching more than once. For example, each time William dons some fancy dress outfit (eg shrubbery or newspaper) in the background you can catch a glimpse of his dog Jumble similarly attired. Jumble's performance is also top class though he doesn't have many lines.
I nearly forgot to say the series are laugh-out-loud funny, and are intended for adults (despite the BBC misleadingly describing them as children's programs. But children are likely to be delighted as well. Highly recommended for all the family.
Please BBC make some more of these.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Maddie Hayes on 2 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
This was by far the best thing on the old telebox over Christmas. Daniel Roche was born to play William and all the casting in this superior BBC production was spot on. What puzzles me is that the BBC have failed to recommission this series. It beggars belief to be honest. This is what the BBC does best and I for one could forgo yet another series of Waterloo Road or Casualty for just a mere glimpse of William and his friends causing havoc.

If you're looking for something for all the family to sit down and enjoy then buy this DVD. You will all laugh in equal measure because some things are just that good.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Alan L. Jones on 5 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
A wonderful evocation of the 1950's ( With all due respect to the reviewer who thought it was the 1930s but older brother, Robert, has seen `The Wild One' made in 1953 but banned in the UK until much later). Anyway, I was afraid they would make William PC for the modern viewer but it fits the hero of the books perfectly. William cannot be compared with today's ASBO yobs as he never means any harm. I love the innocence, the boys play games I used to (I'm 58) and `playing in the woods' did not have today's fears of paedophiles etc. A perfect adaptation and the star really fits the bill.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By GoJoGlitz on 13 Feb 2011
Format: DVD
My family also enjoyed these few episodes over Christmas 2010 and found them all highly entertaining. The cast is brilliant. William himself is spot on. The acting was great. The entire village is evocative with fab sets that looked pretty authentic to me (not having been around in the 1950s). My 10 year old think they are the best thing since ... well ... since Outnumbered!
There is definite appeal for adults and children alike.
It's great to spread the appeal of the affable William to a new generation of children.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julia on 3 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
Just William was a fantastic watch over Christmas 2010. It was the one programme over this period that made my husband and I stop and sit down with the children and we watched with just as much enjoyment as my 3 and 7 year old. We loved every minute of if and so did my children, so much so my two chidren have driven me mad asking when will Just William be back on TV! In order to water-down their insatiable appetite for this programme, I decided to pre-order the Just William, series one dvd. It does sadden me to read that the BBC will not be commissioning another series. I say get rid of the numerous episodes of Holby City, which quite frankly are as dull as dishwater and replace it with the fun, family entertainment programme, Just William. Maybe the BBC should listen to what the TV licence payers actually want to watch, rather than churning out the same old stuff, which is hardly value for money. If you loved the series over Christmas or didn't get a chance to watch it this DVD will make excellent watching either way.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By G. Stephenson on 4 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
this BBC adaption to the famous books by Richmal Crompton is amazing! funny and intellegant, with the spectacula Martin Jarvis narratng. It stars Daniel Roche (Ben from the hilarious OUTNUMBERED) as william. He is perfect for the role! he is exactly like william in every way! the girl who plays Violet Elizabeth Bott is outstanding too, because she is hilarious and brilliant actress! not much more to say! this was on at christmas, if you missed it then pre-order now! if you did watch it then you already know what to do!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Low on 21 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
Fantastic series but what were the BBC thinking of putting it on in the middle of the day 4 days running? I'm sure a lot of people missed it who would have otherwise enjoyed it. I introduced my 7 year old daughter to the audio stories last summer which are brilliant and she absolutely adored them. The TV shows though really brought it all to life for her and she watched and re-watched every episode until they disappeared from iPlayer. Foolishly thinking, what a hit and when will there be more, apparently the shows got such poor ratings no more have been commissioned which takes me back to what on earth were the schedulers thinking? Maybe someone from the BBC will read these few reviews and reconsider...?
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