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

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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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