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' Goodbye, Mr. Chips '


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A Radio Play by JAMES HILTON and BARBARA BURNHAM , based on the Novel by James Hilton
The Scene is Brookfield School in the Fen Country
This play is the saga of a schoolmaster-one Mr. Chipping, commonly known as "Chips". He comes to Brookfield School in 1870-a very ordinary young man. He survived the Boer War and the Great War. What happened to him, how he hung on, how his character grew and his appearance declined, until at last through fate he came to be Head of Brookfield, identified with it, inseparable from it, is told in the play-a play in which the story matters least of all. " Chips " is what matters : an individualist and a character, and or.e that may well win radio fame.'
The above note appeared in THE
RADIO TIMES of January 18, 1935, and Good-bye, Mr. Chips, produced three days later, proved to be one of the most popular plays of the year.
' Goodbye, Mr. Chips' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night


Play By: James Hilton
Play By: Barbara Burnham
Novel By: James Hilton
Production By: Barbara Burnham
Mr Chips: Richard Goolden
Dr Merivale: Norman Shelley
Colley (Grown up): Douglas Burbidge
Mr Meldrum, first schoolmaster: Douglas Burbidge
Mr Ralston, second schoolmaster: Ronald Simpson
Mr Chatteris, third schoolmaster: Henry Hallatt
Mr Cartwright, fourth schoolmaster: Charles Lefeaux
Mr Blake: J B Rowe
Mr Ridgway: Charles Mason
Mr Templeton: Lewis Shaw
Mr Kinmont: Charles Lefeaux
Herr Staefel: Kenneth Villers
Cottenham: Rodney Millington
Colley 1, 2, and 3: Dick Curnock
Colley 1, 2, and 3: Rodney Millington
Linford, a New Boy: Robert Holland
Mrs Wicket: Tgladys Young
Katharine: Hermione Hannen

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