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

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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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