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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 Simon Coury: Naval Doctor Julian Wadham: King George V James Holmes: Photographer Nick Dunning: Col. Ferguson Peter Hanly: Maj. Sparks Laurence Kinlan: Doyle Daniel Radcliffe: John Kipling Fred Ridgeway: Hobdon Michael McElhatton: Leo Amery Mark Huberman: Dying soldier David Haig: Rudyard Kipling Bosco Hogan: Col. Brooks Kim Cattrall: Caroline Kipling Carey Mulligan: Elsie Kipling David Heap: Col. Hayden Ciaran Nolan: Daly Bill Milner: Peter Carter Sean O'Neill: Mr. Relph Richard Dormer: Cpl. O'Leary Ruaidhri Conroy: McHugh Hannah McCabe: Nurse Peter O'Meara: Capt. Viney Martin McCann: Bowe

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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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