December 27, 1986 |
Robert Donat played Mr. Chips romantic in 1939. Peter O'Toole played him fey in 1969. In 1987, Roy Marsden plays Chips "tough." The BBC's version of James Hilton's classic 1934 story, airing in three parts on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" starting Jan. 4, employs the actor best known to Americans as the dour detective Chief Inspector Dalgliesh, who unravels P. D. James' puzzles on "Mystery!"