Just Henry

Synopsis: Henry dodge is a troubled 15 year old haunted by his father's tragic death in world war II. Whilst taking photographs for his school project, he spots a man in the background with a striking resemblance to his father, upon seeing the photograph, his mother passes out with shock, could it be his father has returned from the dead? Or is something more sinister at work?
Genre: Drama
80 min

Excuse me. Sorry. Sorry.

Sorry. Step on the other one

and you'll have a full set (!)

Cheeky. Excuse me. Sorry.

Ooh, sorry.

My father's family name being Pirrip

and my Christian name Philip,

my infant tongue could

make of both names

nothing longer or more

explicit than Pip.



Keep still, you little devil, or

I'll cut your throat. No, sir, no!

Some fish and chips. Ooh!

Oi, watch your shoving, will you?

The air raids are over,

in case you didn't know.

'Ey up, Henry. How do?

You enjoy that? It was a cracker.

You should have a pretty lass

on your arm. Get away!

I don't really like girls. Oh, aye?

'Appen that will soon change.

Then again... don't really know any.

Listen, next time you come to

the Plaza, Henry, come and see me,

I will sneak you in the side door.

I don't want to get you in trouble.

I'm here to look after you.

After all your dad did

for the likes of us.

Thanks, Charlie. See you.

All right. See you, Henry.


Good evening.

Good evening.


Give me an Echo. See you on Friday.



# String Of Pearls

'Ow do, Henry?



Guess what, Henry?

Bill's had some news.

Oh, aye? He's passed his exams

with distinctions.

He won't be getting his hands

dirty much longer.

He's gonna be a teacher.

Him? A teacher?

And a very good one.

Get away, will you!

What's wrong? Let me see.

No, I'm all right, Mum.

Just some soot in my eye.

Night-night, then, Henry.


You are just like him.

I wish I'd known him.

I wish I could remember.

What was my dad like, Gran? Really.

Can't you tell? Just look at him.

Always a smile on his face.

Always a good word for people.

Everyone liked your dad.

And he was so good to me.

Best son a mother could wish for.

Would've been his birthday today,

right? Aye.

He'd have been 38.

He did his bit,

fighting for King and country.

It's not right, is it? It's not fair.

Some folk might forget him,

but we won't, will we, Henry?


Whoa! Scuse you.

I've done your shoes.

Henry! You haven't finished

your breakfast!

I'm late.


Henry! Your laces!

Oh! Look at these tomatoes.

And the fruits of the earth

shall be thine.

Rag and bone!


Did that deliberately, didn't you?


Thought you may have scarpered.

Your family's good at that.

Shut your mouth.

Got as much right to be here as you.

Pack it in!

Miss is coming!


You will remember this moment

for the rest of your lives.

My name is Mrs Beaumont.

I'm your new class teacher.

Give it to you later.


What is my name?

I... I don't know, miss.

You should eat more fish, boy.

Your memory is appalling.




It means "beautiful mountain"

in French.

So if you forget my name again,

think of me as a beautiful mountain.

Do any of you know

what this word means?

Or how to say it?

What about you?

N-No, Miss - Mrs Beaumont.



A way of helping memory.

beautiful mountain.

How do you say it, young man?


Um... New-monic. Mnemonic.

It's a strange word.

And a beautiful one.

The very first thing I've taught you.

And there'll be many more,

and you must learn them all.


You are such fortunate young people.

Not merely because you have me

as a teacher.

But because your generation

will bury the horror of war

and build a better future.

Now, we must welcome a newcomer,

Grace Ellis,

who's come to stay in Sternsea

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Michelle Magorian

Michelle Magorian (born 6 November 1947) is an English author of children's books. She is best known for her first novel, Goodnight Mister Tom, which won the 1982 Guardian Prize for British children's books and has been adapted several times for screen or stage. Two other well-known works are Back Home and A Little Love Song. She resides in Petersfield, Hampshire, with her two children Tom and George. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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