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Masterpiece Episode: "Lucky Jim"

Season 31, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: 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).
Original Air Date: Feb 25, 2002
Guest Cast Stephen Tompkinson: Jim Dixon Ursula Jones: Mrs. Cutler Hugh Parker: Alfred Beesley Penelope Wilton: Celia Welch Ian Lindsay: Bus Conductor Hermione Norris: Carol Goldsmith Keeley Hawes: Christine Callaghan Denis Lawson: Julius Gore-Urqhart Helen McCrory: Margaret Peel Robert Hardy: Neddy Welch Anthony Calf: Cecil Goldsmith Dorian Lough: Tax Driver Tim Wylton: Mr. Wilson David Ryall: Stanley Anthony Smee: Mr. Pringle Robert Wilfort: Evan Johns Stephen Mangan: Bertrand Welch Rick Warden: Mr. Catchpole

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: 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 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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