Masterpiece Theatre; Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mr. Tom
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Goodnight Mister Tom
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971
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A battered child and a curmudgeonly old man develop an abiding friendship in this adaptation by Brian Finch of the novel "Good Night, Mr. Tom" by Michelle Magorian. John Thaw, familiar to PBS audiences as Inspector Morse on MYSTERY!, stars as Tom Oakley, a reclusive widower living in rural England at the outbreak of World War II. Nick Robinson plays Willie Beech, a nine-year-old Londoner who is evacuated to the countryside with other children and ends up in Tom's care. So begins Willie's integration into a world he's never known: friendship, help with his education, encouragement in his natural talent for drawing, carefree play with other children, fishing trips and above all, the affection of a real "father." Pulitzer prize- winning writer Russell Baker hosts.
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- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Goodnight Mister Tom. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C176A91D99EE4206BA8BCF390C52F4C8