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William's Wish Wellingtons
is an animated BBC
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children's television series
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made by Hibbert Ralph Entertainment (the creators of Spider
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) that was first aired from 25 October 1994 to 28 November 1997. It was narrated by Andrew Sachs
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of Fawlty Towers
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fame. It was also translated into Gaelic and aired as
on BBC Two Scotland
during the morning. It was also shown on the American TV show Big Bag
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When William's Mum (Sue Bradley) bought him a new pair of boots he discovered a note inside: "These are Wish Wellingtons, put them on and make a wish." William Steevenson could now wish himself anywhere in the world or ask for anything he wanted - which sometimes got him into a spot of bother.
The series comprised 26 (5-minute) episodes - 13 in 1994 and a further 13 in 1996.
Directed by Graham Ralph, and Animation by Mark Mason.
The first series was made available on a BBC video entitled "William and Barksure" (BBCV 5666), (1995) and the second series on another BBC video entitled "William Hood" (BBCV 5904), (1996).