Masterpiece Episodes

1971, TV Show

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

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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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