Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow

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Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
LB01On Being Idle20001205
20040412 (BBC7)
20040413 (BBC7)
20041101 (BBC7)
20041102 (BBC7)
20050725 (BBC7)
20050726 (BBC7)
20070115 (BBC7)
20070116 (BBC7)

For some people it's difficult to be idle but our narrator considers himself to be a true professional.

Idleness is not the same as laziness.

Hugh Laurie reads from Jerome K Jerome's essays on what he does when idle.

A selection of humorous essays by Jerome K Jerome, written in 1888 for the Idler magazine, which he co-founded.

Hugh Laurie reads `On Being Idle'.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

LB02On Cats And Dogs20001206
20040413 (BBC7)
20040414 (BBC7)
20041102 (BBC7)
20041103 (BBC7)
20050726 (BBC7)
20050727 (BBC7)
20070116 (BBC7)
20070117 (BBC7)

The relationship between Titums the cat and Gusty the dog is rather frosty.

A selection of humorous essays by Jerome K Jerome, written in 1888 for the Idler magazine, which he co-founded.

Hugh Laurie reads `On Cats and Dogs', more idle thoughts on Gustavus Adolphus, Tittums and other assorted four-legged friends.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

Read by Hugh Laurie.

LB03On Being In Love20001207
20040414 (BBC7)
20040415 (BBC7)
20041103 (BBC7)
20041104 (BBC7)
20050727 (BBC7)
20050728 (BBC7)
20070117 (BBC7)
20070118 (BBC7)

Our narrator muses on the idea of love. Some expect too much from love as he explains through the story of Angeline and Edwin.

Our narrator muses on the idea of love. Some expect too much from love as he explains through the tale of Angeline and Edwin.

A selection of humorous essays by Jerome K Jerome, written in 1888 for the Idler magazine, which he co-founded. Hugh Laurie reads `On Being in Love', some idle thoughts on romance, featuring Edwin, Angelina, drivelling Silenus and other unlikely lovers. Abridged by Neville Teller.

Our narrator illustrates love through the story of Edwin and Angelina. Read by Hugh Laurie.

LB04On Eating And Drinking20001208
20040415 (BBC7)
20040416 (BBC7)
20041104 (BBC7)
20041105 (BBC7)
20050722 (BBC7)
20050728 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20070118 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)

Our narrator talks about the difference between eating when you are a boy to that of eating when you are an adult.

A selection of humorous essays by Jerome K Jerome, written in 1888 for the Idler magazine, which he co-founded. Hugh Laurie reads `On Eating and Drinking', some idle thoughts on keeping one's stomach happy with currant dumplings, a duck the size of a doormat and hot, buttered muffins. Abridged by Neville Teller.

Only when one is truly hungry can one really appreciate food. Read by Hugh Laurie.

LB05 LASTOn Babies20001209
20040416 (BBC7)
20040417 (BBC7)
20041105 (BBC7)
20041106 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20050730 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20070120 (BBC7)

The narrator ponders on the clothing of babies and how to talk baby. Hugh Laurie concludes Jerome K Jerome's book.

The narrator ponders on the clothing of babies and how to talk baby.

A selection of humorous essays by Jerome K Jerome, written in 1888 for the Idler magazine, which he co-founded. Hugh Laurie reads `On Babies', some idle thoughts on how to handle babies, what to say to them, how not to upset their parents and when to beat a hasty retreat. Abridged by Neville Teller.

Why do babies wear such ridiculous clothes? Final episode of Jerome K Jerome's musings on idleness, read by Hugh Laurie.