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To Serve Them All My Days

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
To Serve Them All My Days
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David Powlett-Jones, a young Welshman, returns from the trenches of World War I disillusioned and suffering from shellshock. Accepted as a teacher at an elite boys boarding school, David fears he won't last. Luckily, the faith of the headmaster who hired him proves well-founded. Over the course of his 20-year rise through the ranks of the school, he finds and loses love with several women.
Title: To serve them all my days
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Silver Spring, MD] : Acorn Media, 2004
Edition: Full screen presentation
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (663 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a BBC-TV production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ; dramatized by Andrew Davis ; produced by Ken Riddington ; directors, Ronald Wilson, Peter Jefferies, Terence Dudley
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features include: R.F. Delderfield biography, cast filmographies, photo gallery, background information including lyrics to the Bamfylde School song
Based on the novel by R.F. Delderfield
Complete 13-part series originally broadcast on BBC television in 1980
Summary: David Powlett-Jones, a young Welshman, returns from the trenches of World War I disillusioned and suffering from shellshock. Accepted as a teacher at an elite boys boarding school, David fears he won't last. Luckily, the faith of the headmaster who hired him proves well-founded. Over the course of his 20-year rise through the ranks of the school, he finds and loses love with several women.
ISBN: 1569386420
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama TO
Credits: Music, Kenyon Emrys-Roberts.
Performers: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughtan, Neil Stacy, David King, Charles Kay, Belinda Lang, Kim Braden, Susan Jameson.
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: School principals Drama Boarding schools Drama Teachers Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television mini-series
Topical Term: School principals
Boarding schools
Teachers
Publisher No: 6420 Acorn Media
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Based on R.F. Delderfield's novel, a shellshocked mine worker's son finds his true calling as a teacher and mentor of schoolboys.


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Excellent - just wish there were more Delderfield available

Nov 22, 2010
  • catherinecody rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this series. The acting is superb, the story is engrossing and the characters are depicted as full human beings. I would highly recommend this production.

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