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All The News20100528 (BBC7)
20101022 (BBC7)
Mischievous schoolboy William Brown sets out to wreak havoc, but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

The mischievous schoolboy sets out to wreak havoc, but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth.

Mischievous schoolboy William Brown sets out to wreak havoc, but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth. Read by Martin Jarvis.

April Fool's Day20080818 (BBC7)It's getting on for noon and William still hasn't caught anyone out. Richmal Crompton's story abridged and read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 1 of 5.
Aunt Arabelle In Charge20100528 (BBC7)
20110119 (BBC7)
Schoolboy William Brown has a sea fight and loses his ten shillings - how far will he go to get it back? Read by Martin Jarvis.

The schoolboy loses his ten shillings in a sea fight - how far will he go to get it back?

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940801]The irrepressible William Brown returns in five stories by Richmal Crompton , newly chosen and read by Martin Jarvis. 1: William Goes Shopping Producer Pete Atkin

BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE available

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940801] Stories By: Richmal Crompton

Read By: Martin Jarvis.

Producer: Pete Atkin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940802]Violet Elizabeth RunsAway. The second of five stories by Richmal Crompton.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940802] Unknown: Violet Elizabeth Runsaway.

Stories By: Richmal Crompton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940803]William and the Real Laurence. Third of five stories by Richmal Crompton.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940803] Stories By: Richmal Crompton.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940804]The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure. The fourth of Richmal Crompton 's stories.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940804] Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940805]William and the Fairy Daffodil. The last of Richmal Crompton 's stories.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940805]
That Boy20080819 (BBC7)Our hero is fed up - so jumps on a coach and takes an old lady for a ride with tales of parental neglect. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 2 of 5.
The Bishop's Handkerchief20080820 (BBC7)The outlaws have wonderful silk handkerchiefs and William will stop at nothing to get one too. Abridged and read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 3 of 5.
The Christmas Truce20051225 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20051225 BT=2045 (BBC7)
20051225 (BBC7)
20051226 BT=0345 (BBC7)
20051226 (BBC7)
20071214 (BBC7)
20071216 (BBC7)
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20071217 (BBC7)
20101223 (BBC7)
20101224 (BBC7)
Peace and goodwill? Not with the scruffy schoolboy about! Richmal Crompton's tale read by Martin Jarvis.

Peace and goodwill? Not with the scruffy schoolboy about! Read by Martin Jarvis.

A tit for tat war wages right under the adults' noses, beginning with a small prank involving a Christmas cracker novelty.

The Cure20080822 (BBC7)Great Aunt Jane's dying wish is to meet her nephew William - much to the amazement of the Brown family. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 5 of 5.
The Haunted House20080821 (BBC7)The outlaws find a perfect venue for a midnight feast - but get mistaken for ghosts and ruin a romance. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 4 of 5.
Violet Elizabeth Runs Away20060822 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060823 BT=0015 (BBC7)
20070814 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080815 (BBC7)
A search for a new mother provides a big surprise for Violet Elizabeth when she runs away from school. Episode 2 of 5.

A search for a new mother provides a big surprise for the rich, spoilt schoolgirl. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 2 of 5.

William And The School Report20100312 (BBC7)
20101203 (BBC7)
The mischievous schoolboy avoids his parents by getting lost on his way home.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

The mischievous schoolboy avoids his parents by getting lost on his way home. Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

William Goes Shopping20060821 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060822 BT=0015 (BBC7)
20070813 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080814 (BBC7)
Nothing is simple where William is concerned, even when it's just a shopping errand for his mother. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 1 of 5.
William's Christmas Presents20081214 (BBC7)
20081215 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20081215 (BBC7)
The mischievous boy has some novel gift ideas.

Read by Adrian Edmondson.

Richmal Crompton's festive tale read by Adrian Edmondson.

The mischievous boy has some novel gift ideas. Read by Adrian Edmondson.

William's Good-bye Present20110119 (BBC7)The mischievous schoolboy is speechless as a present meant for him is taken by his rival Hubert.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

The mischievous schoolboy is speechless as a present meant for him is taken by his rival.

01 OF 5April Fool's Day20040726 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040726 (BBC7)
20040727 BT=0045 (BBC7)
It's one of William's favourite days but his family are on their guard.
02That Boy20040727 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040727 (BBC7)
20040728 BT=0045 (BBC7)
William is on holiday with his family. They're nowhere near the sea but William soon finds something to amuse himself with.
03The Bishop's Handkerchief20040728 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040728 (BBC7)
20040729 BT=0045 (BBC7)
Ginger has received a gift of a silk multi-coloured handkerchief that impresses the rest of the out-law gang.
04The Haunted House20040729 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040729 (BBC7)
20040730 BT=0045 (BBC7)
William suggests the Out-laws have a midnight feast in an old empty house and lands his brother Robert in serious trouble.

William suggests that the Out-laws have a midnight feast in an old empty house and lands his brother Robert in serious trouble.

05 LASTThe Cure20040730 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040730 (BBC7)
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Great Aunt Jane is very ill and wants to see William, of all people. So William and his mother make the trek to Ireland.
0101William Holds The Stage20041217 (BBC7)
20041218 (BBC7)
20041219 (BBC7)
20041220 (BBC7)
20091214 (BBC7)
20091215 BT=0445 (BBC7)
20091215 (BBC7)
20100816 (BBC7)
20101203 (BBC7)

The scruffy schoolboy presents his Hamlet. Or is it Eggs and Bacon? Read by Martin Jarvis.

The scruffy schoolboy presents his Hamlet - or is it his Eggs and Bacon? Read by Martin Jarvis.

Or is it Eggs and Bacon? Read by Martin Jarvis.

The scruffy schoolboy presents his Hamlet - or is it his Eggs and Bacon? Richmal Crompton's tale read by Martin Jarvis.

William Brown wreaks havoc but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth.

0201April Fool's Day20040412 (BBC7)
20040413 (BBC7)
20040726 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040726 (BBC7)
20040727 BT=0045 (BBC7)
20040727 (BBC7)
20080818 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)
It's getting on for noon and the mischievous schoolboy still hasn't caught anyone out.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

It's William's favourite day and he decides to make someone really important the Fool.

But who in the village will it be?

It's one of William's favourite days but his family are on their guard.

It's getting on for noon and William still hasn't caught anyone out.

Richmal Crompton's story abridged and read by Martin Jarvis.

It's getting on for noon and William still hasn't caught anyone out. Richmal Crompton's story abridged and read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 1 of 5.

0202That Boy20040413 (BBC7)
20040414 (BBC7)
20040727 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040727 (BBC7)
20040728 BT=0045 (BBC7)
20040728 (BBC7)
20080819 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)
The mischievous boy jumps on a coach - and takes an old lady for a ride with tales of parental neglect.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

The schoolboy jumps on a coach - and takes an old lady for a ride with tales of neglect.

The Browns are on holiday and William is miserable.

But he soon finds something to amuse himself.

William is on holiday with his family.

They're nowhere near the sea but William soon finds something to amuse himself with.

Our hero is fed up - so jumps on a coach and takes an old lady for a ride with tales of parental neglect.

William is on holiday with his family. They're nowhere near the sea but William soon finds something to amuse himself with.

Our hero is fed up - so jumps on a coach and takes an old lady for a ride with tales of parental neglect. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 2 of 5.

0203The Bishop's Handkerchief20040414 (BBC7)
20040415 (BBC7)
20040728 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040728 (BBC7)
20040729 BT=0045 (BBC7)
20040729 (BBC7)
20080820 (BBC7)
20100621 (BBC7)
The outlaws have wonderful silk handkerchiefs - the mischievous boy will stop at nothing to get one too.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

The outlaws have wonderful silk handkerchiefs and William will stop at nothing to get one.

William sets about acquiring a handkerchief of his own.

Ginger has received a gift of a silk multi-coloured handkerchief that impresses the rest of the out-law gang.

The outlaws have wonderful silk handkerchiefs and William will stop at nothing to get one too.

Abridged and read by Martin Jarvis.

The outlaws have wonderful silk handkerchiefs and William will stop at nothing to get one too. Abridged and read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 3 of 5.

0204The Haunted House20040415 (BBC7)
20040416 (BBC7)
20040729 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040729 (BBC7)
20040730 BT=0045 (BBC7)
20040730 (BBC7)
20080821 (BBC7)
20100622 (BBC7)
The outlaws find a perfect venue for a midnight feast - but get mistaken for ghosts and ruin a romance.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

The outlaws find a perfect venue for a midnight feast - but get mistaken for ghosts.

William suggests the Out-laws have a midnight feast in an old empty house and lands his brother Robert in serious trouble.

William suggests that the Out-laws have a midnight feast in an old empty house and lands his brother Robert in serious trouble.

The outlaws find a perfect venue for a midnight feast - but get mistaken for ghosts and ruin a romance. Read by Martin Jarvis.

The outlaws find a perfect venue for a midnight feast - but get mistaken for ghosts and ruin a romance. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 4 of 5.

0205The Cure
0205 LASTThe Cure20040416 (BBC7)
20040417 (BBC7)
20040730 BT=1845 (BBC7)
20040730 (BBC7)
20040731 BT=0045 (BBC7)
20040731 (BBC7)
20080822 (BBC7)
20100623 (BBC7)
Great Aunt Jane's dying wish is to meet her nephew William - much to the amazement of the Brown family.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

To the Browns amazement, Great Aunt Jane's dying wish is to meet her nephew William.

Great Aunt Jane is ill and wants to see William.

No-one can believe anyone would want to see him, let alone when they're dying.

Great Aunt Jane is very ill and wants to see William, of all people.

So William and his mother make the trek to Ireland.

Great Aunt Jane is very ill and wants to see William, of all people. So William and his mother make the trek to Ireland.

Great Aunt Jane's dying wish is to meet her nephew William - much to the amazement of the Brown family. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 5 of 5.

0301William Goes Shopping1994080120040719 (BBC7)
20040720 (BBC7)
20060821 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060821 (BBC7)
20060822 BT=0015 (BBC7)
20060822 (BBC7)
20070813 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20070813 (BBC7)
20080814 (BBC7)
20090831 (BBC7)
20090901 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090901 (BBC7)
20091216 BT=1445 (BBC7)
20091217 BT=0445 (BBC7)
20100610 (BBC7)
20110120 (BBC7)
The schoolboy is side-tracked when running an errand to get fish for his mother.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

Nothing is simple where William is concerned, even when it's just a shopping errand for his mother.

Nothing is simple where William is concerned, even when it's just a shopping errand for his mother. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 1 of 5.

The irrepressible William Brown returns in five stories by Richmal Crompton , newly chosen and read by Martin Jarvis. 1: William Goes Shopping Producer Pete Atkin

BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE available

0302Violet Elizabeth Runs Away1994080220040720 (BBC7)
20040721 (BBC7)
20060822 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060822 (BBC7)
20060823 BT=0015 (BBC7)
20060823 (BBC7)
20070814 BT=1330 (BBC7)
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20080815 (BBC7)
20090901 (BBC7)
20090902 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090902 (BBC7)
20100611 (BBC7)
20110120 (BBC7)
A search for a new mother provides a big surprise for the rich, spoilt schoolgirl.

The mischievous schoolboy is surprised by the arrival of the rich spoilt schoolgirl.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

A search for a new mother provides a big surprise for Violet Elizabeth when she runs away from school.

A search for a new mother provides a big surprise for Violet Elizabeth when she runs away from school. Episode 2 of 5.

A search for a new mother provides a big surprise for the rich, spoilt schoolgirl. Read by Martin Jarvis. Episode 2 of 5.

0303William And The Real Laurence1994080320040721 (BBC7)
20040722 (BBC7)
20060823 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060823 (BBC7)
20060824 BT=0015 (BBC7)
20060824 (BBC7)
20070815 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20070815 (BBC7)
20090902 (BBC7)
20090903 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090903 (BBC7)
20100614 (BBC7)
A change of identity sends the mischievous schoolboy into unexpected quarantine.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

A change of identity causes our intrepid yet mischievous schoolboy to be put in unexpected quarantine.

A change of identity causes our intrepid, yet mischievous, schoolboy to be put in unexpected quarantine. Episode 3 of 5.

0304The Outlaws And The Hidden Treasure1994080420040722 (BBC7)
20040723 (BBC7)
20060824 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060824 (BBC7)
20060825 BT=0015 (BBC7)
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20070816 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20070816 (BBC7)
20090903 (BBC7)
20090904 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090904 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
The schoolboy aims to get rich with some help from Miss Peach's garden.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

The search for hidden treasure in Miss Peach's garden reaps a more precious reward for her than the Outlaws.

The search for hidden treasure in Miss Peach's garden reaps a more precious reward for her than the Outlaws. Episode 4 of 5.

0305William And The Fairy Daffodil1994081120060825 BT=1145 (BBC7)
20060826 BT=0015 (BBC7)
20070817 BT=1330 (BBC7)

Martin Jarvis reads Just William. William Brown wreaks havoc but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth. Episode 5 of 5.

0305 LASTWilliam And The Fairy Daffodil1994080520040723 (BBC7)
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20090904 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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20090905 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090905 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)
The mischievous boy attempts to impress a girl by appearing in the school play.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

Martin Jarvis reads Just William.

William Brown wreaks havoc but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth.

Martin Jarvis reads Just William. William Brown wreaks havoc but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth. Episode 5 of 5.

0305 LASTWilliam And The Fairy Daffodil1994081120040723 (BBC7)
20040724 (BBC7)
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20070817 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20070817 (BBC7)
20090904 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20090904 (BBC7)
20090905 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090905 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)
The mischievous boy attempts to impress a girl by appearing in the school play.

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's story.

Martin Jarvis reads Just William.

William Brown wreaks havoc but is hindered by Violet Elizabeth.