Goodnight Mr Tom

The life of a dedicated bachelor is turned upside down by the arrival of an evacuee in Michelle Magorian's World War Two tale of war, evacuation and grief.

Episodes

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0120041227 (BBC7)
20041228 (BBC7)
20050718 (BBC7)
20050719 (BBC7)
20081208 (BBC7)
20091109 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)

The life of a dedicated bachelor is turned upside down by the arrival of an evacuee in Michelle Magorian's World War Two tale of war, evacuation and grief.

A young evacuee arrives to stay with gruff, but kindly Tom Oakley.

A young evacuee arrives to stay with gruff, but kindly Tom Oakley. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

A young evacuee arrives to stay with gruff but kindly Tom Oakley, in Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

A young evacuee arrives to stay with gruff but kindly Tom Oakley, in Michelle Magorian's wartime tale. Episode 1 of 10.

0220041228 (BBC7)
20041229 (BBC7)
20050719 (BBC7)
20050720 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)
20091111 (BBC7)

A disturbing letter from the young evacuee's mother causes concern.

A disturbing letter from the young evacuee's mother causes concern. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

A young evacuee arrives to stay with gruff but kindly Tom Oakley in Michelle Magorian's wartime tale. Episode 2 of 10.

0320041229 (BBC7)
20041230 (BBC7)
20050720 (BBC7)
20050721 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20091111 (BBC7)
20091112 (BBC7)

Young evacuee Willie's taken shopping and there's news at the church.

David Brierley reads

Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

War is declared and Mr Tom takes his young evacuee shopping.

0420041230 (BBC7)
20041231 (BBC7)
20050721 (BBC7)
20050722 (BBC7)
20081211 (BBC7)
20091112 (BBC7)
20091113 (BBC7)

Evacuee Willie starts school, and the villagers see changes in Tom. David Brierley reads.

Evacuee Willie starts school, and the villagers see changes in Tom. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

Evacuee Willie starts school and the villagers see changes in Tom. Read by David Brierley.

Young evacuee Will starts school, while the villagers are noticing a change in Mr Tom. Episode 4 of 10.

0520041231 (BBC7)
20050101 (BBC7)
20050722 (BBC7)
20081212 (BBC7)
20091113 (BBC7)
20091114 (BBC7)

It's young evacuee Willie's birthday and he's in for a big surprise. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

It's young evacuee Willie's birthday and he's in for a big surprise.

It's young evacuee Willie's birthday and he's in for a surprise. Read by David Brierley.

Young evacuee Will continues to get used to his new life in the countryside with gruff but kindly Tom.

0620050103 (BBC7)
20050104 (BBC7)
20050725 (BBC7)
20050726 (BBC7)
20081215 (BBC7)
20091116 (BBC7)
20091117 (BBC7)

Willie's happiness is threatened by a letter bringing bad news. Read by David Brierley.

Willie's happiness is threatened by a letter bringing bad news. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale is read by David Brierley.

Evacuee Willie's happiness is threatened by dark clouds on the horizon.

Evacuee Willie's happiness is threatened by dark clouds on the horizon. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

Evacuee Will continues to enjoy life with Mr Tom in Michelle Magorian's wartime tale, but there are dark clouds on the horizon.

Evacuee Willy continues to enjoy life with Mr Tom in Michelle Magorian's wartime tale, but there are dark clouds on the horizon.

0720050104 (BBC7)
20050105 (BBC7)
20050726 (BBC7)
20050727 (BBC7)
20081216 (BBC7)
20091117 (BBC7)
20091118 (BBC7)

Young evacuee Willie must return to London and his bullying mother. Read by David Brierley

Young evacuee Willie must return to London and his bullying mother. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

Wartime evacuee Willy leaves Mr Tom and returns to London, where his mother continues to mistreat him.

0820050105 (BBC7)
20050106 (BBC7)
20050727 (BBC7)
20050728 (BBC7)
20081217 (BBC7)
20091118 (BBC7)
20091119 (BBC7)

With no news of Willie - Tom heads to London and gets a shock. Read by David Brierley.

With no news of Willie - Tom heads to London and gets a shock. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

Tom hasn't heard from young evacuee Will. He travels to London and is horrified by what he finds. Episode 8 of 10.

Tom hasn't heard from young evacuee Willy. He travels to London and is horrified by what he finds.

0920050106 (BBC7)
20050107 (BBC7)
20050722 (BBC7)
20050728 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20081218 (BBC7)
20091119 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)

Willie recovers from his trauma in London, but can he stay with Tom? David Brierley reads.

Willie recovers from his trauma in London, but can he stay with Tom? Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

Will starts to recover from his traumatic time in London. But will he be able to stay with Tom? Episode 9 of 10.

Will starts to recover from his traumatic time in London. But will he be able to stay with Tom?

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20050108 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20050730 (BBC7)
20081219 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)
20091121 (BBC7)

As Willie's future home hangs in the balance, Zac goes to London. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale is read by David Brierley.

As Willie's future home hangs in the balance, Zac goes to London. Read by David Brierley.

Willie gets news of his mother, as his future life is finally resolved.

Willie gets news of his mother, as his future life is finally resolved. Michelle Magorian's wartime tale read by David Brierley.

Michelle Magorian's tale of war, evacuation and grief. Episode 10 of 10.