Martin Jarvis reads two of five stories from the 'Just William' books by Richmal Crompton.
William And The Outlaw was first published in book format in the 1920, entitled, Just William, the character of William Brown having first appeared serialised in Home Magazine during 1919-1922.
After this, the stories continued to be serialised but in the more family-orientated Happy Magazine throughout the 1930s.
Up until 1970, a year after Richmal Crompton's death, a total of 38 books were published, and many TV series were made.
Featuring the exploits of the archetypal British schoolboy, William Brown, the stories of his mischievous adventures along with his friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry and the ever-irritating Violet Elizabeth Bott, are a timeless classic that children over the decades can relate to.
/ Martin Jarvis performs his choice of five Richmal Crompton stories new to radio.
William Brown and his faithful Outlaws are unusually concerned with making provision for their future careers.
As so often, attempting to raise money has unforeseen consequences.
Directed by Pete Atkin