To Serve Them All My Days [DVD] 
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Invalided out of the army during the First World War, David Powlett-Jones attends an interview for a position at a large public school in Devon. He has serious doubts about his ability to cope with the rigors of teaching but the affable headmaster, Algy Herries, has other ideas. This 13 part series adapted from RF Delderfield s novel by Andrew Davies unveils the heartache and joy of life at Bamfylde School its masters, boys and their lives.
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This DVD collection is sheer, unadulterated pleasure and I would warmly recommend it to everyone. If anyone involved with the production of the series ever reads this review - thank you!
A must for anyone looking to watch TV but can't find a good Drama worth bothering with.
Anyway having finally obtained a copy I watched it with some trepidation fearing that it could never live up to my memories of it and that it would seem dated. It did and it isnt. My only reservation is that the colour seems a little faded so that everything is a bit sepia hued. When I went back onto TV everybody was tomato coloured as i had all the settings so high to get a bit of colour in the picture. Its a minor gripe however.
Having read the novel (a fabulous book.....if you havent read any R.F Delderfield.... you should, he is a glorious story teller), the highest accolade i can give is to say that this film really is the novel jumping from the page. Casting is perfect from the brooding fragile Powlet Jones to the shrewd eccentric adorable headmaster. Being a bit of a lefty ,like Powlet Jones it would be easy to take offense at the glorifying privilege represented in the public school system. However like the novel..the DVD celebrates human spirit in all its guises. Forget Goodbye Mister Chips, this has it all..romance,tragedy,triumph, politics, class stuggle, snobbery, inverted snobbery.......I could go on, but I wont!
Why did the bbc make us wait so long?
This truly is one of the greatest TV dramas ever made. Not just a chronicle of life at the time, but of one man's emotional journey and of his development both as a man as a schoolmaster.
The writing, production and performances are superb. A tour de force from John Duttine who has never done anything better, excellent support from his fellow schoolmasters (particularly Alan MacNaughton) and the women in his life - and Frank Middlemass is just wonderful.
After years of searching the shelves in vain for this gem to appear, I am ready to wallow. Pure joy.
I suspect that the same thing happened to this reviewer as happened to us when we ordered Father Brown, which is only available from a Dutch company, for some odd reason: the BOX is in Dutch. I think the reviewer got upset at that and didn't play it, and never bothered to see how all these English actors could possibly have managed to carry off an entire series in Dutch. Rest easy. It's just the box.
This film, made in 1980, is one of the old-fashioned BBC dramas, which emphasised quality in production, costume, and setting. It goes without saying that the characters are superbly acted [I especially liked Algie, the first Headmaster]. The story is heartwarming; in fact, one may want to keep a box of tissues handy for the weepy bits. Set in a venerable but minor British Public School, the production, which was filmed at Milton Abbey in Dorset, focuses on the lives of the Masters and their charges from 1916 to approximately 1931.
Although the cinematography is excellent, the color has, unfortunately, deteriorated, especially the skies, which have become pale, and if characters are standing with the sky at their backs, haloes hover slightly over their heads. This, however, is only an occasional problem, and the story is so interesting that I did not let it bother me.
I did notice significant changes in the story, which I first heard as a BBC radio series, based on the novel, but the series is strong enough to stand on its own.
If you like action-packed adventure, "To Serve Them All My Days" is not for you, but if you like quality drama, about an England that has largely vanished, this film will indubitably be your cup of quality tea!
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Such a joy to find this and to see it again after so many years. Splendidly drawn characters, gentle humour and real depth.Published 2 months ago by DocM