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Masterpiece: My Boy Jack

Masterpiece Classic

In 1914 England, patriotism is high in the early days of WWI, and writer Rudyard Kipling is one of its most eloquent and passionate voices. John "Jack", Kipling's only son, is underage, hopelessly myopic, and eager to join the war effort. Kipling's outspoken American wife Carrie remains more sanguine on the course of the war, and the fate of her family. My Boy Jack, based on a true story, tells of a nation at war, and offers an intimate portrait of one family's complex and divided experience in it.

Episode Info

Episode number: 38x12
Production Number: 3812
Airdate: Sunday April 20th, 2008
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Director: Brian Kirk
Screenplay: David Haig


Guest Stars
Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
As Elsie Kipling
David HaigDavid Haig
As Rudyard Kipling
James HolmesJames Holmes
As Photographer
Julian WadhamJulian Wadham
As King George V
Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
As Carrie Kipling
Adam G. GoodwinAdam G. Goodwin
As Captain Bruce
Bill MilnerBill Milner
As Peter Carter
Billy GibsonBilly Gibson
As Maitland
Bosco HoganBosco Hogan
As Colonel Brooks
Brian De SalvoBrian De Salvo
As Field Marshal "Bobs" Roberts
Christopher McHallemChristopher McHallem
As Mr. Lieuenthal
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
As John Kipling
David HeapDavid Heap
As Colonel Hayden
Fred RidgewayFred Ridgeway
As Hobdon
Jason MazaJason Maza
As Journalist
Lucy Cray-MillerLucy Cray-Miller
As Mrs. Carter (as Lucy Millar)
Mark HubermanMark Huberman
As Dying Soldier
Michael GrennellMichael Grennell
As Commander Egan
Michael McElhattonMichael McElhatton
As Leo Amery, MP
Nick DunningNick Dunning
As Colonel Ferguson
Peter GowenPeter Gowen
As H.A. Gwynne
Peter HanlyPeter Hanly
As Major Sparks
Peter OPeter O'Meara
As Captain Viney
Richard DormerRichard Dormer
As John O'Leary
Robbie KayRobbie Kay
As Arthur Relph
Rory RaeRory Rae
As Postboy
Sean OSean O'Neill
As Mr. Relph
Simon CourySimon Coury
As Naval Doctor
Main Cast
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
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