Just William - Pursuin' Happiness

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AR01The Knight At Arms20100727

He's back! Who? Just William.

Richmal Crompton's grubby, tousled, William Brown occupies his usual would-be-heroic starring role in three stories new to BBC Radio 4, brought to definitive life, as ever, by Martin Jarvis.

In this opening tale, William, inspired by his history teacher's accounts of medieval derring-do, sets out with his faithful squire Ginger to succour the oppressed.

They come upon a beautiful damsel who is unquestionably oppressed, and therefore clearly in need of helpful succouring!

But as so often with William, things aren't quite what they seem.

Director: Pete Atkin

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

William sets out as a would-be heroic knight with his chum Ginger.

AR02The Revenge20100728

Written by Richmal Crompton, and read by Martin Jarvis.

William Brown, surprisingly perhaps, becomes a Boy Scout - something his family agrees to in the hope that it will keep him out of trouble.

William's sense of honour means that he takes most seriously his obligation to perform a daily 'deed of kindness'.

But an encounter with a very small, extremely objectionable little boy tests his resolve to breaking point.

Director: Pete Atkin

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Boy Scout William commits to a daily good deed, until he meets a ghastly child.

AR03 LASTThe Ghost20100729

This hilarious 'Just William' story, new to radio and told of course by Martin Jarvis, is a chilling tale of nocturnal visitation and psychic revelations.

As always, William's primary motivation is to do good and pursue happiness, so when elderly Cousin Mildred confides to him that her dearest wish is to encounter a ghost, he decides to help her fulfill her ambition - regardless of the consequences.

Written by Richmal Crompton.

Director: Pete Atkin

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Cousin Mildred hopes for a psychic revelation, so William resolves to help her.