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To Serve Them All My Days 

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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
John Duttine ...  David Powlett-Jones 13 episodes, 1980-1981
Frank Middlemass ...  Algy Herries 13 episodes, 1980-1981
Alan MacNaughtan ...  Howarth 12 episodes, 1980-1981
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ...  Ellie Herries 10 episodes, 1980-1981
Neil Stacy Neil Stacy ...  Carter 8 episodes, 1980
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but the avuncular headmaster has faith in him. David, although well educated, is just a humble lad from the Welsh valleys at heart and has to fit himself and his ideas into the heart of the English establishment. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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English

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10 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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(13 parts)

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Mono

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Color
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Matthew Waterhouse's first acting role. See more »

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Several times, the length of David's tie changes between indoor and outdoor scenes in the same sequence. Example: Episode 8 opens with David walking back to Bamfylde early in the morning. His tie ends well above his belt. When David arrives at his house and talks with Molyneux, David's tie extends below his belt. From there, David goes outdoors to meet Algy and Brigadier Cooper, and his tie is once again short. See more »

Quotes

Beth Marwood: [when Winterbourne has gone missing] Oh, yes, I can just see Carter. He'd have taken the whole cadet corps out onto the moor and marched them into a bog.
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School Song
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Written by Kenyon Emrys-Roberts
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A Fine Touching Story of the English Public School System
23 February 2004 | by Robby49See all my reviews

I saw this film when it appeared on Masterpiece Theater in the 80's and was enthralled by it. After 20 years it has been released on DVD by Acorn Media and BBC. I purchased a copy, and it is just as great today as it was originally on Masterpiece Theater. The characters of Headmaster Algy Herres and Teacher Ian Howarth are particularly appealing. I thought the only weak spot in the entire film was the portrayal of Christine, Powlett-Jones second wife. I would recommend this movie to any family without hesitation.


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