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

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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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