TV and Film:Johnny and the Bomb

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Johnny And The Bomb
ASIN [1]
IMDB 0498319
First Broadcast 2006
Broadcast Channel CBBC
Producer(s) Peter Tabern
Starring George Mackay, Keith Barron, Frank Finlay, Zoë Wanamaker
Duration 108 minutes
Episodes 3
Series Johnny Maxwell Series
Annotations Annotations for TV and Film:Johnny and the Bomb
Preceded by Wyrd Sisters
Followed by Hogfather
All data relates to the UK home release.

Johnny and the Bomb is the second adaptation of one of Terry Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell novels, after Johnny and the Dead. Produced by Childsplay Television Ltd.


Based on the original story: after finding an injured Mrs Tachyon and taking her to hospital, Johnny and his friends discover the time travelling properties of the homeless woman's shopping trolley. Taking them back between present day and 1941 the children soon discover the dangers of changing history.


The series was originally aired as three 40 minute episodes on CBBC. The DVD release condensed these into a single 'movie.'