The film was directed by jack gold, and was his final film. Tom oakley is a reclusive old man living in an english village in 1939. Tom oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during wwi, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Goodnight mister tom is a 1998 film adaptation by carlton television of the book of the same name by michelle magorian. Goodnight mister tom vhs tape john thaw geoffrey hutchings nick robinson apsion. Extract from goodnight mister tom by michelle magorian willie froze with the branch still held high in his hand. The book is so well written if you close your eyes you can picture the scenes being described, then i purchased the bluray dvd version of the movie.
The movie, more than the book, made me come close to tears on several occasions. Tom learns willie has been abused and creates a happy home for him. Its where your interests connect you with your people. An unexpected bond develops between tom and willie, and when the boys mother wants him to return to a london thats been torn apart by the blitz, tom doesnt want him to leave and neither does willie. Extract from goodnight mister tom by michelle magorian. Goodnight mister tom british board of film classification. Goodnight mister tom by jack gold jack gold, john thaw, nick. The two develop a bond of friendship that gives them both new hope. Goodnight mister tom dvd, good dvd, john thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion.
The dvd is based on the novel by michelle magorian and explores the. Read good night, mr tom absolutely for free at readanybook. Michelle magorian born 6 november 1947 is an english author of childrens books. She has appeared regularly on tv and in film including appearances in about a boy, goodnight mr tom, coronation street and more recently in call the midwife and halcyon. Goodnight, mister tom tv movie 1998 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Tom is one of the best books ive ever read, and this dvd is an excellent representation of the book.
Excellent family film, although there are some fairly graphic scenes of child abuse. Goodnight mr tom, michelle magorian yes, said tom bluntly, on opening the front door. Annabelle apsion is an english actress, best known for playing monica gallagher in the hit. John thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, john cater. John thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, john cater, geoffrey hutchings, charles kay, william armstrong, mossie smith, jack gold, chris burt. John thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, thomas orange, william armstrong, geoffrey beevers, mossie smith, peter england. Also i would recommend reading the book to get the bits missed in the movie. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. The cast featured well known british actors, including veteran actor john thaw. Annabelle apsion, geoffrey hutchings, nick robinson, john thaw. Annabelle apsion, thomas orange, william armstrong, geoffrey beevers, mossie smith, peter england, ivan berry, harry capehorn, merelina kendall, marlene sidaway. In 1998, carlton television made an adaptation john thaw that was really well received and dare i say perhaps even more popular than the book. John thaw stars as the widowed and cantankerous tom oakley in this charming film adaptation of the prizewinning childrens novel by michelle magorian.
Goodnight mister tom by john thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, john cater, geoffrey hutchings, charles kay, mossie smith, william armstrong isbn. Anything is regrettable that makes one glad not to have read a book, but those whose acquaintance with the literary original has spoiled their appreciation of this production beg that very sentiment. Dec 18, 2014 though goodnight mister tom is really a book intended for children, it has always been popular with adults as well and quite rightfully so. Toms help, willie forgets his hateful past and learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection and joy. With john thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, thomas orange. At the end of year seven i won the english prize of a fairly generous book voucher and my mother finally relented and allowed me to get my own copy to my great relief.
Apart from shameless, apsion is also known for her portrayals of kirsty in my good friend, beverly in the lakes, patricia hillman in coronation street, and mrs. Being an avid reader where has it been all my life. The film is set in the early years of the 2nd world war, and is full of. John thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, thomas orange, william. Goodnight, mister tom received its american premier on pbss masterpiece theater in 1999. One of the most beautiful, moving, thought provoking film worth having in your collection you will not be disappointed. Michelle magorian project gutenberg selfpublishing. Annabelle apsion, nick robinson, geoffrey hutchings, john thaw. A shy and quiet world war ii evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond. John thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion, thomas orange. Goodnight mister tom dvd, 2010 for sale online ebay. Find great deals on ebay for goodnight mister tom dvd and goodnight mister tom book.
Tom takes in a painfully quiet 10yearold, who gradually reveals big problems. Young willie beech is evacuated to the country as britain stands on the brink of ww2. Dec 29, 2007 shameless star annabelle on her pregnancy role. Goodnight mister tom by jack gold jack gold, john thaw. A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between willie beech, evacuated to the country to avoid the blitz on london, and tom oakley, the reserved old man who takes him in. Goodnight mister tom dvd compare prices and view trailer at. A film guide that looks at goodnight mister tom 1998, exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion. We have had the video for years, but now have moved up to the dvd. Surprisingly, a bond develops between the two which becomes so strong that when william suddenly returns to london, tom is forced to act to save the child from the nightmare that awaits him. Jul 03, 2014 goodnight mister tom goodnight mister tom by magorian, michelle author mar311983 paperback by michelle magorian 30 mar 1983 5. Willie beech is one of the children evacuated from london during world war ii.
World war ii has just started, and he is forced by the local billeting officer to house an evacuee from london. Goodnight mister tom dvd the seattle public library. Tom hears nothing from the boy after two weeks, he can endure the loneliness and worry no longer. Jane annabelle apsion is an english actress, best known for playing monica gallagher in the. Aug 29, 2014 goodnight mister tom was the worst case of all and i dealt with only by checking it out six times during year 6 alone.
She now resides in petersfield, hampshire, with her two children. Goodnight mister tom by john thaw, nick robinson, annabelle. The book reads like a pageturner, though it is only in the central section, when tom journeys to london to find willie, that there is real action and suspense. Goodnight mister tom is a british drama, from 1998, in which a young evacuee develops a close bond with a disgruntled old recluse he is sent to live with during world war ii. This film touches the deepest points of the human soul and never. Done by astro and zach all rights reserved to those who have right in this video. Annabelle apsion, she was the abusive mother in goodnight mr tom, she looks a bit different in this. John thaw stars in this adaptation of michelle magorians novel. Set in london, the series follows ds jack weston, dc charlie steele and their senior di martha bellamy of greater london police while they investigate different types of cases including murder, attempted murder, missing people, drug overdose, child abuse and sex crime. Have read the story many times and recently shared the book with my 9 year old and i wanted him to see the film too. Rent goodnight, mister tom 1998 starring john thaw and nick robinson on dvd and bluray.
Annabelle apsion annabelle has had a successful acting career since her days at godalming. A shy and quiet world war ii evacuee is housed by a. John thaw stars as tom oakley in the awardwinning family drama goodnight mister tom. Compare prices and view trailer for goodnight mister tom on dvd at finddvd. He is from an abusive home and is sent to live with elderly tom oakley in an english village. As britain stands on the brink of wwii, tom oakley, a cantankerous old man living a solitary life in a small village becomes the guardian of an 11yearold evacuee of london. Tom includes a complete plot overview spoilers included. Suspects is a british police procedural television series first aired on channel 5 on 12 february 2014. Annabelle apsion unexpectedly summons him back to the capital at the height of the blitz. The drama also stars the talented and sexy annabelle apsion, who is best known for playing monica gallagher in the hit television comedydrama shameless. The 101minute dvd is in dvd 5 format and also features biographies. The drama also stars the talented and sexy annabelle apsion, who is best. I saw the movie before i read the michelle magorian book and i enjoyed both.
Now children evacuated from london are overwhelming volunteers to house them. I thought the baby had brittle bones from the second fracture, i think the angry dad shouting about the noise of the baby crying was a red herring. Goodnight mister tom goodnight mister tom by magorian, michelle author mar311983 paperback by michelle magorian 30 mar 1983 5. The story of willies recovery from severe abuse is given an unusually rich and vivid setting in this complex, multilayered novel. Nov 27, 2014 54 videos play all popular videos goodnight mister tom goodnight mister tom topic goodnight mister tom briefing notes penguin student design award 2020 duration. Goodnight mister tom is a 1998 tv film adaptation by carlton television from the book of the same name by michelle magorian. Jun 03, 2010 her very first book, goodnight mister tom, propelled her to fame and is widely regarded as a modern classic.
Tom is one of the best books ive ever read, and this dvd is an. While living with tom, he discovers a skill he never knew he had, and at the. Shameless star annabelle on her pregnancy role daily record. Two other wellknown works are back home and a little love song. Annabelle apsion timeline featuring tv shows and other. The cast featured well known british actors, including john thaw. Tom is therefore saddened and upset when willies mother annabelle apsion unexpectedly summons him back to the capital at the height of the blitz. Were considering expanding this synopsis into a fulllength study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why its important. Tom, a gruff but kindly old man, is deeply moved for the boy, treating him with a gentleness hes forgotten hes even capable of. Sweat broke out from under his armpits and across his forehead.
The film is set in the early years of the 2nd world war, and is full of charm. She is best known for her first novel, goodnight mister tom, which won the 1982 guardian prize for british childrens books 1 and has been adapted several times for screen or stage. The book is so well written if you close your eyes you can picture the scenes being described, then i purchased the. From the novel by michelle magorian, goodnight mister tom was. Goodnight mister tom film wikipedia republished wiki 2. Rent goodnight, mister tom 1998 on dvd and bluray dvd. Dvd, good dvd, john thaw, nick robinson, annabelle apsion. Penguin presents, the downloadable audiobook edition of goodnight mr tom, read by patrick malahide. Grid view list view for what its worth, i wasnt happy about leaving the child with you either. Tom doesnt want to, complaining that he doesnt know about children although he once had a son, and a. Tom oakley in this charming film adaptation of the prizewinning childrens novel by michelle magorian.1304 290 576 856 538 1545 187 85 737 231 1454 15 164 345 73 1205 1302 558 987 1457 838 962 680 613 1459 690 564 146 1295 542 296 1139