After barely surviving trench warfare, a Welsh miner's son with a working class education becomes an unlikely teacher at an elite English boarding school. This captivating Masterpiece Theatre classic, based on R.F. Delderfield's beloved novel, chronicles our hero's evolution, from cynic to idealist, during two tumultuous decades between the World Wars. Romantic, suspenseful, inspiring, and sentimental (but never sappy), it's a charming portrait of bygone English life. CC; 11 hours on 4 DVDs.