To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days

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Director: Terence Dudley, Peter Jeffries, Ronald Wilson, Frank Middlemass

Cast: Terence Dudley, Peter Jeffries, Ronald Wilson, Frank Middlemass

     
 

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This television adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's novel about a Welsh miner and World War I veteran who follows his dream to become a teacher at an exclusive boy's boarding school has been given a respectful presentation on DVD. To Serve Them All My Days has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been

Overview

This television adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's novel about a Welsh miner and World War I veteran who follows his dream to become a teacher at an exclusive boy's boarding school has been given a respectful presentation on DVD. To Serve Them All My Days has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English with optional English subtitles but no multiple language options. Bonus materials include a biography of author Delderfield, a gallery of production photos, the facts behind the fictional school of "Bamfylde," and filmographies of the leading cast members.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
UPC:
0054961642090
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
11:03:00
Sales rank:
14,263

Special Features

R.F. Delderfield biography; Cast filmographies; Photo gallery; Background information, including lyrics to Bamfylde school song; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. New Crap [7:52]
2. Meeting Herries [13:32]
3. Thinking Post [11:19]
4. First Day Antic [13:01]
5. Resignation? [5:49]
1. War Discussion [12:07]
2. Going Home [5:39]
3. Beth [10:52]
4. War Over [7:22]
5. Founder's Day [7:34]
1. Doctor's Advice [6:16]
2. Memorial Business [9:47]
3. The Wedding [13:01]
4. New Home [7:27]
5. Opposing View [14:11]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Mrs. Darbyshire [12:31]
2. New Friend [9:01]
3. The Babies [6:41]
4. Fire! [12:35]
5. Caught [10:47]
1. Taking it Easy? [9:57]
2. Housemaster [11:46]
3. Birthday Present [4:18]
4. Winterbourne Gone [18:08]
5. Photo Outing [7:47]
1. Bad News [12:41]
2. Lost [16:13]
3. Five Years Pass [6:52]
4. Carter [10:00]
5. Seeing Julia [5:40]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Retiring News [13:35]
2. Important Talk [7:57]
3. Looking After [11:45]
4. Mr. Alcock [5:01]
5. Interviews [12:46]
1. The Decision [8:51]
2. Algy's Farewell [7:43]
3. Surprise Visit [8:26]
4. Missing Notice [15:11]
5. Carter's Offer [10:49]
1. Unhealthy Relations [16:56]
2. Christine [11:40]
3. Alcock's Complaint [4:48]
4. David's Support [6:19]
5. Tour of Bamfylde [12:04]
Side #4 -- Disc 4
1. David's List [9:49]
2. Book News [12:48]
3. Rowdy Men [11:17]
4. The Hearing [8:00]
5. Alcock's Turn [9:54]
1. Alcock's Secret [12:06]
2. Disappointment [12:10]
3. Congratulations? [11:20]
4. Summer Courses [10:27]
5. Headmaster [4:21]
1. Ulrich [14:40]
2. Being Teased [7:34]
3. The Funeral [10:17]
4. Prep School [3:46]
5. Headmaster's Wife [15:22]
1. Wandering About [13:25]
2. Visiting Crispin [8:48]
3. The Loss [4:53]
4. Search for Chris [10:37]
5. Dying Requests [15:57]

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To Serve Them All My Days 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TexasFanBN More than 1 year ago
This 13 part series will be some of the best video viewing you do. It's based on a very lengthy novel by R. F. Delderfield and for the most part stays true to the novel. This is a series that men, women and mature teenagers will understand and appreciate. It is filled with opportunities for discussions about history, life's plans, changes to those plans, and triumphs after hard work and preparation. David Powlett-Jones grew up the youngest son in a Welsh mining family. Through the sacrifices of his family, he receives a mediocre education; the best available to him, and tremendous resentment from his brothers who are still miners. What David gets, because of his education, is drafted into the army during World War I and placed into a leadership position for which he is ill-prepared and probably too sensitive to perform well. Thus begins the twenty-three year story of an emotionally and physically injured young man. During his hospital recovery near a boys' boarding school, he meets the kindly, old headmaster who invites him to live and teach at the school though his social and educational background is not as stellar as the other instructors. He heals, he continues his own education, he marries, he suffers a tragedy worse than war, he tolerates a corrupt evil new boss, he survives and prevails to the headmastership he deserves.
D_MacGowan More than 1 year ago
For once: a respectful adaptation of a beloved novel. There are a few plot changes, but the writing and cast of this mini-series is exceptional.