However father and son console each other as Ethel slips away but before long Raymond is mourning his father too though both Ethel and Ernest will forever be immortalized by Raymond's touching account of their lives. Written by don @ minifie-1 Plot Summary Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: londoner england london blitz london air raid worrying about one's son See All (54) » Taglines: A true story. Genres: Animation Drama History Parents Guide: Add content advisory for parents » Edit Details Official Sites: Official. Trivia As a wartime evacuee, the young Raymond is seen sketching a snowman based on a Christmas cake figurine. In 1978 'The disney fairies hidden treasures crack Snowman' would become Briggs's most famous and successful book. See more » Connections References Hangman's House (1928) See more » Soundtracks In the. Photos 6 photos 4 news articles » Edit Cast Credited cast: Luke Treadaway. Raymond Briggs (voice) Pam Ferris. Mrs. Bennett / Aunty Betty (voice) Jim Broadbent. Ernest Briggs (voice) Roger Allam. Middle Aged Doctor (voice) Brenda Blethyn. Teen-age Raymond Karyn Claydon. Jean (Raymond's wife) (voice) See full cast » Edit Storyline In 1928 London milk-man Ernest Briggs courts and marries house-maid Ethel, their son Raymond being born in 1934. When World War II breaks out Ethel tearfully allows him to be evacuated. As hostilities end they celebrate Raymond's return and entry to grammar school and the birth of the welfare state though Ethel is mistrustful of socialism and progress in general. Raymond himself progresses from National Service to art college and a teaching post, worrying his mother. Alf (voice) Duncan Wisbey. Wedding Photographer / Radio Announcer / BBC Newsreader / Newspaper Seller / Tailor / Arthur (voice) Gillian Hanna. Midwife / Aunty Flo (voice) Harry Collett. Young Raymond (voice) Macready Massey. Ethel Briggs (voice) Peter Wight. Detective Sergeant Burnley (voice) Virginia McKenna. Lady of the House (voice) June Brown. Ernest's Step Mother (voice) Alex Jordan. Best Man /. Fireman / Train Guard / Doctor (voice) Simon Day.