BBC flagship show shot in Hitchin

A New Sunday afternoon BBC1 flagship show for the winter is being filmed in a Comet country museum.

Children’s classic Just William began filming today at The British Schools Museum in Hitchin in the Victorian gallery classroom built on the site in the mid-nineteenth century.

Scripted by Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye, this is the third BBC adaptation of the Richmal Crompton books, first published in 1922, about the misadventures of 11-year-old William, leader of The Outlaws gang and possibly Britain’s naughtiest schoolboy.

Museum trustee Terry Ransom said the production team had updated the room by 100 years, taking it up to 1954, and around 20 boys have been involved in filming including Outnumbered star Daniel Roche as William.

Filming at the museum ends on Friday.

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