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Masterpiece Episode: "Goodbye Mr. Chips"

Season 33, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Martin Clunes, a veteran of the British version of “Men Behaving Badly,” is much better behaved as the gentle Victorian schoolmaster in this adaptation of James Hilton's sentimental 1934 novel “Goodbye Mr. Chips.” The episodic story follows Arthur Chipping (Clunes) throughout his adult life---all of it at the elite British boarding school Brookfield---from his disastrous first Latin class to his death following World War I. Kathie: Victoria Hamilton. Staefel: Conleth Hill. Wetherby: John Wood. Ralston: Patrick Malahide. Burnley: David Horovitch.
Original Air Date: Oct 19, 2003
Guest Cast George Clarke: Young Callender Henry Cavill: Soldier Colley David Horovitch: Burnley Conleth Hill: Max Staefel Oliver Rokison: Young Wallingford Robert Lermitte: Chairman Sexton Hugh Sachs: Hotelier Tom Wansey: Morgan Peter Cant: April Fool's Boy Richard Braine: Dr. Merivale Jr. Nicholas Le Moignan: Colley Secundus Patrick Malahide: Ralston Joe Sowerbutts: Young Sexton John Wood: Wetherby Paula Jacobs: Card Player Rory Copus: Alderdyce Bryon Robson: Man with Whiskers Doyne Byrd: Dr. Merivale Sr. Irene Sutcliffe: Card Player Dominic Le Moignan: Atkins James Casey: Young Colley Jaq Croft: Mrs. Sexton Martin Clunes: Mr. Chipping Jack Merriott: Highcroft Eddie Cooper: Young Rushton Andrew Collins: Callender Sr. Tom Szekeres: Lancaster Graham Pountney: Rushton Sr. Harry Lloyd: Young Rivers John Pearson: Solder Colley Sr. Victoria Hamilton: Kathie Tom Roberts: Henshaw David Netherton: Rinehart Christopher Fulford: Metcalf John Harding: Sir John Rivers Florence Hoath: Alice Johnson James Malcolm: Hawthorne

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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