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Complete series cast summary:
George MacKay ...  Johnny Maxwell 3 episodes, 2006
Lucien Laviscount ...  Yo-Less 3 episodes, 2006
Jazmine Franks Jazmine Franks ...  Kirsty 3 episodes, 2006
Kyle Herbert Kyle Herbert ...  Wobbler 3 episodes, 2006
Anthony Bowers Anthony Bowers ...  PC Gallagher 3 episodes, 2006
Scott Kay Scott Kay ...  Bigmac 3 episodes, 2006
Samantha Seager Samantha Seager ...  Carol Maxwell 3 episodes, 2006
Roy Brandon Roy Brandon ...  Home Guard 3 episodes, 2006
Holliday Grainger ...  Rose Bushell 3 episodes, 2006
Frank Finlay ...  Tom Maxwell 3 episodes, 2006
William Beck ...  Dr. Harris 3 episodes, 2006
Paul Copley ...  Sgt Bourke 3 episodes, 2006
John Axon John Axon ...  Stage Manager 2 episodes, 2006
Howard Gay Howard Gay ...  Hickson 2 episodes, 2006
Keith Barron ...  Sir Walter 2 episodes, 2006
Zoë Wanamaker ...  Mrs. Tachyon 2 episodes, 2006
Beatrice Kelley Beatrice Kelley ...  Mrs. Wilkinson 2 episodes, 2006
John Henshaw ...  Councillor Seeley 2 episodes, 2006
Felicity Montagu ...  Mildred Seeley 2 episodes, 2006
Matthew Beard ...  Young Tom Maxwell 2 episodes, 2006
Sally Sheridan Sally Sheridan ...  Staff Nurse 2 episodes, 2006
Siobhan Finneran ...  Mrs. Bushell 2 episodes, 2006
Patrick Connolly Patrick Connolly ...  PC Collingwood 2 episodes, 2006
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Based on the book by Terry Pratchett, the adventure begins for thirteen-year-old Johnny Maxwell and his four friends when they come to the aid of eccentric homeless woman, Mrs Tachyon, and are left minding her trolley full of black bags while she is hospitalised. When the children later visit her in hospital, Mrs Tachyon lets them into the secret that her black bags-- or 'Bags of Time-- are special and can be used to create a gateway to the past. The five youngsters end up during the Blitz where fun and games turn serious when they quickly realise the prejudices of the era. But when they return to their own time, the gang discover they have somehow changed history as a result Johnny's grandmother died in a bombing as a teenage girl meaning Johnny's mother and, in turn, himself were never born. The children are now in a race to fix the path in order to save the future but can they succeed before the bombs start falling...? Written by Melissa J

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If you could go back in time, could you change history?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb See more »

Filming Locations:

South Wales, Wales, UK

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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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(3 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Matthew Beard, who portrays Young Tom Maxwell also portrayed the main character Tom in 'An Angel for May (2002)', a movie very similar to this one. Tom was a modern boy who found himself going back in time to England during World War II. See more »

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Follows Johnny and the Dead (1995) See more »

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Excellent Kid's Movie
20 July 2007 | by slake09See all my reviews

Very watchable kid's movie about traveling in time to do a good deed, and the problems you might run into along the way. The kid's are amusing and well intentioned, the story is well done, the production values are high.

I watched this with my 7-year-old son, who took time off from planning the overthrow of a world ruled by adults, and he enjoyed it quite a bit. The part he liked most was that the kids were busily trying to save the adults from their own foibles; the idea of kids knowing better than adults is near and dear to every young child's heart.

There is some humor at work here along with the kid's serious quest to right some wrongs, and the optimistic message that good intentions and a will to make things right will succeed in the end. That's a good message for kids, and probably for adults, too.


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