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

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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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