Sunday, November 20, 2016

To Serve Them All My Days DVD set

To Serve Them All My Days You can thank me later for this DVD recommendation. It was first broadcast by the BBC over 13 episodes in 1980 and 1981, and in 1982 by PBS in the United States as part of their Masterpiece Theatre anthology series. I don't remember watching it back then. It's timeless and I promise you will enjoy it too.
Sorry about the stickers on the cover. It's from the Madison NJ public library. Each disc contains multiple chapters. I can hardly bear to tear myself away since I am about to begin the last DVD in the set. If you liked Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O'Toole, you will love this and it's much longer! Based on the novel by R. F. Delderfield for those of you who prefer to read. The acting is superb. I absolutely cannot wait to hear from you after you watch the whole thing.

My library allows a two-week period for long videos like this but once I get started, I can usually whiz thru in a weekend.

If you can't find the DVD set at your library, you can watch the entire series on YouTube. Chapter One is featured here. You will have to hunt around to find the other chapters. Look in the Right Side bar as a guide. To Serve Them All My Days Episode 1 Part 1 click on this link to go directly to YouTube so you can watch it full screen. Enjoy!!! xo


Catherine said...

Your TV and movie recommendations have always been great! Based on that I ordered it on eBay. I LOVED Mr. Chips!

annette said...

So happy to be reminded of how very much I loved this series way back when Alastair Cook introduced it on Masterpiece. Thanks,Rosemary. I can't wait to watch this again after so many years.xo

Susan said...

Can always count on you to make us aware and recommend great shows! Have been loving The Durrells in Corfu lately. So good! Thanks!

Content in a Cottage said...

annette -- I have no memory of ever having watched this in the early 1980s. I am so glad I found it. One of these days I will have watched all of the DVDs in the TV section published by the BBC. The librarians assure me this will never happen since they keep getting new ones from Acorn Media. I do hope they are right.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Catherine -- This is definitely a DVD series worth owning. Luckily my library allows a 2 week rental on long DVDs like this one but I usually plow thru in a few days once I am hooked.
xo, Rosemary