Set in a small English town at the start of WWII, Goodnight Mister Tom is based on Michelle Magorian's novel about a cantankerous WWI veteran named Tom Oakley (John Thaw), who, against his will, is paired with a London orphan named Willie Beech. The story is based around the relationship which develops between Tom and Willie, who is sent to him after the children of London were evacuated in preparation for the expected German bombings. After initially receiving a cold and hostile reception from Tom, Willie--an illiterate, shy child who has endured a horrific childhood--soon brings out his caring paternal side, which had sadly disappeared many years earlier. The enduring bond and friendship that the two characters share will change both of their lives forever.
|Actors||John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange, William Armstrong, Geoffrey Beevers, Mossie Smith, Peter England, Ivan Berry, Harry Capehorn, Merelina Kendall, Marlene Sidaway, John Cater, Denyse Alexander & Avril Elgar|
|Screen||Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic|
|Languages||English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo|
|Subtitles||English for the hearing impaired|
|Duration||1 hour and 41 minutes (approx)|
|Region||Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.|