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

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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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