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Program Title
Goodbye Mr. Chips

Based On
Novel by James Hilton

Adapted By
Alexander Baron

Number of Episodes:
3

Description
The timeless story of Mr. Chipping ('Chips'), the English schoolmaster. Chips first comes to Brookfield school as a young and nervous master who has problems disciplining his students. Eventually he overcomes this and settles into being an efficient but cold and uninspiring teacher. Then, years later, Chips meets the lovely Katherine. Though nearly 50, his life is suddenly transformed. To everyone's astonishment, they marry and enjoy a short period of idyllic happiness--ended by the death in childbirth of Katherine and their newborn son. Shattered, Chips seeks consolation in his work, and in his second home, Brookfield. Surviving the arrival of a new Headmaster, his wisdom and strength help the school through the horrors of World War I and the changing post-war world. Chips ends his years as a kindly and wise old man, much loved by everyone at Brookfield.


Original broadcast date
1987-01-04

Cast Characters
Roy Mardsen Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
Jill Meager Katherine
Anne Kristen Mrs. Wickett
George Baker Moldrum
John Harding Kemp
Stephen Jenn Staefel
Davyd Harries Mr. Farrell
Matthew Solon Marlow
Daniel Flynn Terris

Credits

Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Gareth Davies



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