Goodbye, Mr Chips

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Goodbye, Mr Chips

Season 1 (2012)

Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) stars as Mr Chips, the much-loved schoolmaster who devotes his life to Brookfield school and its generations of schoolboys, in this classic feature-length film based on James Hilton's beloved novel Goodbye, Mr Chips. The year is 1880, 28-year-old Latin teacher, Mr Chipping, arrives at Brookfield School. After an unsettled start with the rowdy and ill-disciplined pupils he soon wins them over with his sharp funny manner and his genuine gift for teaching. Years pass and Chipping finds himself part of the school fabric. Persuaded by his friend and fellow schoolteacher Herr Staefel to join him on a walking holiday in the Alps, Chipping meets and falls in love with the the unconventional Katherine Bridges (Victoria Hamilton). Katherine shakes up Chipping's mundane life, and brings a breath of fresh air to Brookfield, playing a key role in Chips' promotion to housemaster. Chips continues to devote his life to his teaching and the well-being of Brookfield School and as an old man promoted to headmaster he sees the school through the difficult years of WWI. This is a tender adaptation of James Hilton's beloved novel and has at its core the power of love to transform. A classic to be watched again and again.

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