Goodnight Mister Tom – Awards


Hay festival 2010: Goodnight Mister Tom voted Favourite Puffin Title Of All Time

The Big Read

Big Read BBC (2005)
Voted amongst the top 100 books

Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 1981 (UK)

International Reading Award 1982 (USA)

West Australian Young Readers Book Award 1983

South Carolina Young Adult Book Award

Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

Young Adult’s Reviewer’s (ALA)

Horn Book (USA)

Nominated for the 1981 Young Observer Award

Commended for the Carnegie Medal (UK)

Book of the Month – Germany

Virginia State Reading Association Young Readers Award Middle School – 1991

“In her first novel for young people, Michelle Magorian has created a vivid cast for an English story with a universal appeal. The writing style has a compelling natural flow, and a quiet humor permeates the story and provides a contrast for some episodes of high drama.”

Chair, IRA Children’s Book Award Committee.


John Thaw wins the Lou Grade BAFTA Award


Winner of the Silver Hugo Award for feature length television films
at the 34th Chicago International Television Festival.

ITV/Channel 5 Programme Of The Year Television And Radio Industries Club Awards


It’s official; John Thaw was voted the people’s choice after picking up the Lew Grade audience award for most popular programme, voted for by RT readers. Thaw was delighted as he accepted the award for Goodnight Mister Tom from Michael Grade, and made sure his 12-year-old co-star Nick Robinson (right, with Thaw and Charlie Dimmock), took most of the limelight, calling him, ” my leading man”.

Thaw, who missed out on celebrating with wife Sheila Hancock, laid low with a cold, said: ” I never dreamt this role as a cantankerous widower would make such an impact. I haven’t had so many people coming up to congratulate me since the first Inspector Morse went out.”


Goodnight Mister Tom wins TVQuick Best Drama Award


Best New Drama

Best Actor – John Thaw


Most Popular Drama

Most Popular Actor – John Thaw