To Serve Them All My Days (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 ... See full summary »

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1981 | 1980
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 MacNaughton ...
 Howarth (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Ellie Herries (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
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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10 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Una vida a su servicio  »

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The filming at the Milton Abbey School in Dorset, which served as Bamfylde in the series, took place during actual school term. The "real" students at the school happily mixed with the cast and crew and many of the boys who appear in the series are genuine schoolboys. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[talking about the death of Alcock]
Howarth: That's that, and I hope to God nobody asks me to comment. The thing I find hardest to tolerate is hypocrisy, especially when it takes the form of a sentimental regard for the dead just because they *are* dead. To hear some people talk, you'd think dying was limited to the chosen few.
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School Song
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Written by Kenyon Emrys-Roberts
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Exquisite
11 March 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Possibly the finest mini series ever produced.John Duttine gave the performance of his life in this series,as did the whole cast. How I wish I could see it again,yet have been unable to obtain it anywhere,and never has it been repeated on the BBC. So caught up in the life of these characters was I,that it has stayed with me,and brings such fond memories of a time gone by. If only all television was THIS good.


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