Feature-length TV adaptation of Michelle Magorian's novel following the journey of a troubled teenager in the aftermath of World War II. Struggling to come to terms with the death of his father and the remarriage of his mother, Maureen (Elaine Cassidy), to Uncle Bill (Dean Andrews), Henry (Josh Bolt) is suffering both at home and at school. When he is encouraged by his teacher, Mrs Beaumont (Barbara Flynn), to get involved in a project with fellow classmates Paul (Perry Millward) and Grace (Charlie May-Clark), Henry's research leads him to discover some disturbing facts about his dad.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Based on the best selling and award winning novel by Michelle Magorian (Goodnight Mr Tom), Just Henry is an engaging story about one boy's discovery that will alter his family life forever.Set in post-Second World War Britain, Henry is growing up in a fraught and unsettled household that consists of his mother Maureen, stepfather Bill and his paternal grandmother. A troubled young man, Henry suffers from bad nightmares which everyone attributes to the aftermath of living through a war and the fact that he's never really overcome his father's death, or his mother's subsequent remarriage. When his father's war medal for bravery gets posted through the door Henry wants to know more about the circumstances of his father's death, something that his mother has always preferred him not to know too much about...this will lead him on a mysterious mission to unlock the truth. ...Just Henry