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Masterpiece

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PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 E (more…)

Premiered: January 10, 1971

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 31, Episode 13 Lucky Jim

First Aired: February 25, 2002

Stephen Tompkinson is “Lucky Jim” Dixon, a constantly set-upon lecturer at an obscure British university, in a low-key adaptation of Kingsley Amis's 1954 comic novel. “I was going to make history by teaching it,” Jim says wearily, looking back at his grand ambition. Standing in Jim's way is his arrogant, bumbling department head, Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Jim's love life is no more promising: the woman (Keeley Hawes) he pines for is “tied up” with Neddy's haughty artist son (Stephen Mangan).