Tom Brown's School Days

A story set in Rugby public school where mob rule governs prior to the arrival of a new headmaster.

Joseph Beattie as Flashman in Tom Brown's School Days


When Dr Arnold takes over as the new headmaster of Rugby public school, he inherits a school where, at night, mob rule prevails and unkempt youngsters are left to co-exist behind locked doors, without adult supervision, guidance or rules. Arnold embarks on a programme of radical reforms despite the fierce opposition of his staff and resistance from older pupils. Supported by his wife Mary he gradually enforces trust, loyalty and respect among the boys.


Joseph Beattie’s character: Flashman 

One of the elder students, Flashman is a bully who persecutes Tom Brown and is finally expelled for drunkenness.


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