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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 Richard Braine: Dr. Merivale Jr. Victoria Hamilton: Kathie Christopher Fulford: Metcalf David Netherton: Rinehart John Harding: Sir John Rivers Henry Cavill: Soldier Colley Robert Lermitte: Chairman Sexton James Malcolm: Hawthorne Tom Roberts: Henshaw Bryon Robson: Man with Whiskers Oliver Rokison: Young Wallingford Harry Lloyd: Young Rivers Conleth Hill: Max Staefel Tom Szekeres: Lancaster Martin Clunes: Mr. Chipping Doyne Byrd: Dr. Merivale Sr. Peter Cant: April Fool's Boy Hugh Sachs: Hotelier Jaq Croft: Mrs. Sexton Andrew Collins: Callender Sr. Eddie Cooper: Young Rushton Paula Jacobs: Card Player David Horovitch: Burnley Irene Sutcliffe: Card Player Florence Hoath: Alice Johnson Nicholas Le Moignan: Colley Secundus George Clarke: Young Callender Dominic Le Moignan: Atkins John Wood: Wetherby James Casey: Young Colley Patrick Malahide: Ralston Rory Copus: Alderdyce Tom Wansey: Morgan John Pearson: Solder Colley Sr. Graham Pountney: Rushton Sr. Joe Sowerbutts: Young Sexton Jack Merriott: Highcroft

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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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