An Angel For May
Set in South Yorkshire, An Angel for May tells the tale of schoolboy Tom who is transported from the present to the time of the Second World War. Tom's time tunnel is a burnt out fireplace in the ruins of an old farm yard and his time travel guide is a sheepdog called Tess.
Tom finds himself in the same farm yard, but it's the 1940s and the farm is thriving. The farm is run by salt of the earth Sam Wheeler who is looking after orphaned evacuee May. Tom develops an immediate and strong friendship with May. Others Tom meets in the 1940s are housekeeper Susan Higgins, Sam's daughter Alison and the vigilant local bobbie PC Clegg.
In the present day Tom's mother Barbara is separated from Tom's father and wants to marry Bob Harris. Tom is not happy with his mother's plans for re-marriage. In Tom's present day world are his next door neighbour and an old beggar woman Rosie. Stories in both time frames are intricately told and interwoven.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 95 mins
- 35mm Kodak
- Harley Cokeliss
- Anna Home, Keith Evans, Alex Marshall
- George Akers
- Peter Milligan
- Director of Photography
- Stephen Smith
- Harry Brookes
- Carl Davis
- Principal Cast
- Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer, Geraldine James, Anna Massey, Dora Bryan
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Last updated 26th November 2005