Sunday, May 2, 2010

TV 057: Just William - Nigel Hess

ITV's adaptation of Richmal Crompton's timeless William novels unfolded over 1977. Adrian Dannatt excelled as William with Bonnie Langford playing the romantic intherwest.

Nigel Hess, a regular on these pages, created the jaunty theme for the inferior 1994 BBC series which failed to capture the era as well as its predecessor.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

Just William


Anonymous said...

Nigel Hess wrote the music for the 1994 BBC series of Just William, not the earlier series.

nlgbbbblth said...

Thanks - I was getting muddled. Photo and review amended.

Anonymous said...

This picture is of William and his friend Henry at the village fate.

Gaynor Paynter said...

I don't think I agree.. having just watched episodes of both.. I think the 94 version is better than the earlier one and Oliver Rokison is a great William! William was aged 11 in the books, and Adrian Dannatt was 14 when he played the role - he was just too old in my opinion.