Richard Attenborough, Dorothy Alison, Colin Petersen, Terence Morgan
Director : Wolf Rilla Production Company : Lawrie Productions Region : LONDON R-S,SOUTH EAST R-Z
A motherless boy who is mistreated by his violent father eventually finds happiness with kindly foster parents.
Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson
A bit of trivia from Ian McGreevy:
"The Australian boy actor who plays title role went on to become a musician back in Australia. (In the film he does an lot of monotonous drumming) He became drummer for the Bee Gees and can be seen playing with them in those nostalgic old b & w clips."
Also known as 'Strange Affection' (US Title)
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scamp001. Ten year old Thomas Oliver 'Tod' Dawson (Colin Petersen) walks towards a sweet shop with his dog Digger. Ian McGreevy advises that this is Stirling Way in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
scamp001n. Ian supports his identification with this shot of what is perhaps the only remaining building. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
scamp002. The shopkeeper asks questions when Tod produces a £5 note to pay for bulls-eyes and the youngster runs from the shop. Shenley Road in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire with the corner of Grosvenor Road in the background. The location was also seen in 'Confessions of a Window Cleaner'.
scamp002n. To replace Clive Brett's Google Image. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
scamp003. A customer, Stephen Leigh (Richard Attenborough), follows Tod from the shop. RL identifies this as 208 Shenley Road, Elstree.
scamp003n. And as it is now. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
scamp004. Stephen runs to help Tod when he falls in the street whilst running away. Grosvenor Road facing Shenley Road in Borehamwood.
scamp004n. Clive Brett found a Google Image to show just how things have changed which is now replaced by an actual "now". (RL) Same corner used in Confessions of a driving Instructor. (JT) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
scamp005. After treatment in hospital, Tod is given a lift home by Stephen. Canons Corner at the junction of London Road, Brockley Hill, Spur Road and Stone Grove in Edgware, Middlesex. Identification by Ian McGreevy.
scamp005n. I am surprised that Ian and I did not bump into each other that day. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
scamp006. The two approach the flat over a garage where Tod lives with his father. Ian McGreevy locates this as Canons Corner adding that the Esso petrol station is still there.
scamp006n. Ian provides this shot of the re-developed station. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
scamp007. Tod and Eddie creep along bushes outside the school where Stephen works. The entrance to Oakfield House on Burtonhole Lane in London NW7.
scamp007n. Not so rustic now. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 05-05-2014)
scamp008. Digger runs away whilst the two friends look for Mr Leigh. In the background stands The Adam & Eve public house on The Ridgeway, Mill Hill NW7.
scamp008n. Even busier this Bank Holiday Monday. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 05-05-2014)
scamp009. Stephen is accompanied by the Headmaster (Geoffrey Keen) as he leaves the building. Oakfield House, Burtonhole Lane in Mill Hill.