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

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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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