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14-year-old Carrie Willow and her younger brother, Nick, are evacuated from London to a small Welsh town during World War II. Fleeing the German bombing, they are taken in by the strict Mr Evans (Alun Armstrong) and his sister, Auntie Lou (Lesley Sharp). On an errand to fetch a Christmas goose, siblings Carrie (Keeley Fawcett) and Nick (Jack Stanley) come face to face with a local "witch" (Pauline Quirke), whose knowledge of the countryside stirs Carrie's imagination. Based on the best-selling book by Nina Bawden. Starring Alun Armstrong (Messiah II), Geraldine McEwan (The Magdalene Sisters) and Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather).