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Program Title
To Serve Them All My Days

Based On
The novel by R. F. Delderfield

Adapted By
Andrew Davies

Number of Episodes:

David Powlett-Jones, invalided out of the Army by shell shock, arrives at Bamfylde School, unaware that his meeting with the Headmaster, Algy Herries, is about to alter the course of his life. Although David has never before been a teacher, he joins the boys' school faculty where his students are all from upper-class affluent families--unlike his own roots which are from a poor Welsh mining family. Set against the backdrop of social upheaval in the 1920's & 1930's, the series covers Powlett-Jones' teaching career for more than two decades. He becomes an excellent educator, inspiring the boys with his own qualities of insight and idealism, qualities that help prepare him to send off his students to fight yet another war in 1939.

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Cast Characters
John Duttine David Powlett-Jones
Frank Middlemass Algy Herries
Alan MacNaughtan Howarth
Patricia Lawrence Ellie Herries
Belinda Lang Beth Marwood/Powlett-Jones
Neil Stacy Carter
John Welsh Cordwainer
Charles Kay Alcock
Kim Braden Julia Darbyshire
Susan Jameson Christine Forster/Powlett-Jones
Phillip Joseph Emrys Powlett-Jones
Tim Wylton Griff
Nicholas Lyndhurst Dobson
Simon Gipps-Kent Boyer
Matthew Waterhouse Briarley
Grant Bardsley Winterbourne
Marcus D’Amico
Philip Franks Blades
Warren Saire Titterton
Lockwood West Dr. Willoughby
Norman Bird Alderman Blunt
Michael Turner Brigadier Cooper
Adam Armstrong
Matthew Ryan
Andrew Bicknell Irvine
Cyril Luckham Sir Rufus Creighton
Alastair Wyllie Molyneux


Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Ronald Wilson

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