The Education of Max Bickford (2001–2002)

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A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

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Series cast summary:
 Max Bickford (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Andrea Haskell (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eric Ian Goldberg ...
 Lester 'Pres' Bickford (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Nell Bickford (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Judith Bryant (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Erica Bettis (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sasi Grandoit ...
 Student (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Brenda Vanderpool (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Molly Regan ...
 Lorraine Tator (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Maureen Wakeley ...
 College Student (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Rex Pinsker (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Walter Thornhill (9 episodes, 2001-2002)


A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

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Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Max Bickford  »

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Katee Sackhoff had been an extra on Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), another Richard Dreyfuss project. She had gone up to him after filming and said to him "You haven't seen the last of me!" See more »

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Realistic and Excellent
6 January 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

We have been watching Max Bickford since the beginning. As a university professor for the past 35 years, who has been a Chair of a Department, and dealt with Presidents and Deans, Academic Senates and Boards of Governors, I was unsure what to expect when the series started. From my experience, the series truly gives the flavour of academic life, certainly as seen from the perspective of someone who, like Max, has to deal with colleagues of all temperaments and genders. I am often left wondering if the writers were students at MY institution!

Beyond the academic realism, the human side of this series is a real joy to watch and savour. To see a parent willing to sacrifice himself for his kids, to stand up for the "old-fashioned" liberal causes he believes in, and to challenge the rich and the powerful when necessary, is to enter again the world of principles and love that had seemed to have been overridden by the social Darwinism so necessary to the operation of the new economic order.

This is a great show--we certainly hope that it continues in the CBS lineup--it should have real legs. Thanks.

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