No matter what trouble his elders and, worse, the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce here presence upon them, take to tell them what to do, when and where...
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and worse, the insufferable "good girl" Violet Elizabeth Bott, who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »
Dinah Glass moves in with a new foster family and begins to attend the same school as her new foster brothers. But there is something very strange going on at the school. BBC adaptation of the children's novels by Gillian Cross.
The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human houses, and survive by "borrowing" ... See full summary »
No matter what trouble his elders and, worse, the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce here presence upon them, take to tell them what to do, when and where, William Brown, his best friend Ginger and the whole gang of village rascals make sure the saying "boys will be boys" proves true every single mischievous time, even if it takes all their courage and lying ingenuity.Written by
The series was not as well-received as other adaptations of Just William due to the perceived "poshness" of actor Oliver Rokison, who played the title role. In the books, William Brown spoke with a rough, faux-Cockney accent much to his parents annoyance but Rokison portrayed the character with a posh, middle class accent, which destroyed most of the under-lying tension between the boy and his parents over his "common" ways. See more »
OK after hearing many comments and being criticized on POINT OF VIEW, I would like to set the record straight as to why there was NO lisp coming from the mouth of Violet E Bott....and I should know because I was her.
Had someone told me I was meant to have a lisp, I would have done but it slipped everyones mind and as I was only young and not familiar with the books, I was not to know. By the time someone remembered she was supposed to lisp, we were already several days into shooting and unable to start again.
As a result I now feel that I didn't do the part justice.
AND THAT IS WHY VIOLET DID'NT LISP
I hope those who watched it were not to disappointed
Regards T. Griffiths
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