UK, ITV (Granada), Children's sitcom, colour, 1999
Starring: Christian Cooke, Stefan Podolchuk, Heston Aniteye
Wilmot Tanner is an excitable pre-teen who gets into all manner of scrapes when his fantasy-fuelled schemes go awry. Many times it is a conversation with doddery next-door neighbour Mr Ronson which sparks Wilmot's potty plans, but, irrespective of their origin, he is aided by his best friend, the impressionable Martin, and opposed by his big brother Terry, himself something of a schemer. The innocent victims of the chaos are the brothers' parents, and the mess is usually witnessed with wry amusement by another neighbour, the somewhat lofty young girl Amber Watts (who has a secret crush on Terry), and by her taciturn friend Edith.
A sparky and likeable show that didn't patronise its young audience. Veteran sitcom writer Alex Shearer created the lead character for a book, Wilmot And Chips.
Number of episodes: 13
Length: 30 mins