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Masterpiece Theatre; Lucky Jim

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Masterpiece Theatre
Lucky Jim
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Stephen Tompkinson stars in this new adaptation of Kingsley Amis's classic satire about university life in the early 1950s. The story follows the misfortunes of Jim Dixon, a newly-appointed instructor at an English university, who, despite his charm and enthusiasm, is at odds with the madcap departmental head Professor Neddy Welch. Jim also attracts the unwanted attention of fellow lecturer Margaret, while he falls head over heels in love with Christine. Also starring Robert Hardy, Keeley Hawes and Helen McCrory.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Lucky Jim,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9198C2D1121E4267A4C6FE027DF6E903.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Lucky Jim.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9198C2D1121E4267A4C6FE027DF6E903>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Lucky Jim. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9198C2D1121E4267A4C6FE027DF6E903
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