Masterpiece Episodes

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

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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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