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Masterpiece Episode: "My Boy Jack"

Season 38, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: David Haig wrote and stars in "My Boy Jack," a sobering, well-acted story of Rudyard Kipling (Haig) and his son (Daniel Radcliffe), whose efforts to join the British military prior to WWI are rejected (because of myopia) until his father intervenes. Sent to France, Jack takes part in "the greatest battle in the history of the world." Days later, a telegram arrives informing his family that he's missing, prompting his parents to seek the answer to his fate. Carrie Kipling: Kim Cattrall.
Original Air Date: Apr 20, 2008
Guest Cast David Haig: Rudyard Kipling James Holmes: Photographer Michael McElhatton: Leo Amery Richard Dormer: Cpl. O'Leary Carey Mulligan: Elsie Kipling Bill Milner: Peter Carter Martin McCann: Bowe Ciaran Nolan: Daly Fred Ridgeway: Hobdon Sean O'Neill: Mr. Relph Ruaidhri Conroy: McHugh Hannah McCabe: Nurse Daniel Radcliffe: John Kipling Laurence Kinlan: Doyle Kim Cattrall: Caroline Kipling David Heap: Col. Hayden Peter Hanly: Maj. Sparks Peter O'Meara: Capt. Viney Nick Dunning: Col. Ferguson Simon Coury: Naval Doctor Julian Wadham: King George V Bosco Hogan: Col. Brooks Mark Huberman: Dying soldier

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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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