12th December – ‘Just Henry’ shooting script


Front page of a shooting script for ITV's 2011 Christmas film for 'Just Henry'

Front page of a shooting script for ITV’s 2011 Christmas film for ‘Just Henry’ (MC-4-2-14-1-2)

‘Just Henry’, adapted from Michelle Magorian’s novel of the same name, was ITV’s Christmas film in 2011.

It follows the story of Henry, a young man living in post-Second World War Britain and struggling to come to terms with his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage. When his father’s medal for bravery is posted through the door, Henry decides to find out more about the circumstances of his father’s death, but his mum would rather he didn’t find out too much…

The film script was written by Michael Chaplin. Featured here is the shooting script, but researchers can view related editorial correspondence, drafts scripts and plans which can all be found in Michael Chaplin’s archive. More details on individual items within the archive can be found here.

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