Lucky Jim

Martin Jarvis reads an eight-part adaptation of Kingsley Amis's classic satire of 50s academia.

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0120100603 (BBC7)
20130325 (BBC7)

The barriers are down as junior lecturer Jim Dixon takes recovering academic Margaret out on a date. Satire on university life, read by Martin Jarvis.

0120111130 (BBC7)

The barriers are down as junior lecturer Jim Dixon takes recovering academic Margaret out on a date.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

The barriers are down as Jim Dixon takes recovering academic Margaret out on a date.

01Jim And The Professor2000051220100603 (BBC7)

The barriers are down as junior lecturer Jim Dixon takes recovering academic Margaret out on a date.

0220100604 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)

Will an 'arty' weekend at the Welches give lecturer Jim an opportunity to impress his colleagues? Read by Martin Jarvis.

02Jims Inferno2000051920100604 (BBC7)
20111201 (BBC7)

Will an 'arty' weekend at the Welches give lecturer Jim an opportunity to impress his colleagues?

Will an 'arty' weekend at the Welches give lecturer Jim an opportunity to impress his colleagues? Read by Martin Jarvis.

Will an 'arty' weekend at the Welches give Jim an opportunity to impress his colleagues?

0320100607 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)

At a party, lecturer Dixon gets into a fight and spies something unsettling through the curtains. Read by Martin Jarvis.

03Jim Plots His Revenge2000052620100607 (BBC7)
20111202 (BBC7)

3: `Jim Plots His Revenge'.

As Jim tastes university high life at a faculty party, he spies something unsettling through the curtains.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

As Jim tastes university high life at a faculty party, he spies something unsettling.

0420100608 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)

Lecturer Jim Dixon wakes up to trouble. Can disaster be averted by a quick-thinking friend? Read by Martin Jarvis.

0420100608 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)

Lecturer Jim Dixon wakes up to trouble. Can disaster be averted by a quick-thinking friend? Read by Martin Jarvis.

04Jim Attends A Garden Party2000060220100608 (BBC7)
20111205 (BBC7)

4: `Jim Attends a Garden Party'.

Lecturer Jim Dixon wakes up to trouble.

Can disaster be averted by a quick-thinking friend? Read by Martin Jarvis.

Lecturer Dixon wakes up to trouble.

Can disaster be averted by a quick-thinking friend?

Lecturer Jim Dixon resolves never to move his eyeballs again when he wakes up to find trouble raging.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Jim resolves never to move his eyeballs again when he wakes up to find trouble raging.

0520100609 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)

Lecturer Jim Dixon is preoccupied about losing his job whilst preparation for the summer ball begins. Read by Martin Jarvis.

05Jim And A Fit Of Hysterics2000060920100609 (BBC7)
20111206 (BBC7)

5: `Jim and a Fit of Hysterics'.

Lecturer Jim Dixon is preoccupied about losing his job whilst preparation for the summer ball begins.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Lecturer Jim Dixon is preoccupied about his job while preparation for a summer ball begins

Lecturer Jim Dixon tries to impress the faculty and woo a girl - but panic makes him take rash action.

Jim tries to impress the faculty and woo a girl - but panic makes him take rash action.

0620100610 (BBC7)
20130401 (BBC7)

Jim goes to the ball where indiscretions are discovered, fantasies indulged and plans hatched. Read by Martin Jarvis.

06Jim Writes His Lecture2000061620100610 (BBC7)
20111207 (BBC7)

6: `Jim Writes His Lecture'.

Jim goes to the ball where indiscretions are discovered, fantasies indulged in and plans hatched.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Jim goes to the ball where indiscretions are discovered and fantasies indulged in.

0720100611 (BBC7)
20130402 (BBC7)

On a whim, lecturer Jim Dixon takes a gamble, steals Professor Barclay's taxi and rides home with Christine. Read by Martin Jarvis.

07Jim At The Lectern2000062320100611 (BBC7)
20111208 (BBC7)

7: `Jim at the Lectern'.

On a whim, lecturer Jim Dixon takes a gamble, steals Professor Barclay's taxi and rides home with Christine.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Lecturer Jim takes a gamble, steals Professor Barclay's taxi and rides home with Christine

On a whim, lecturer Jim takes a gamble, steals Professor Barclay's taxi and gets lucky.

0820100614 (BBC7)
20130403 (BBC7)

Margaret confronts Jim Dixon for leaving her at the summer ball and his response leaves her hysterical. Read by Martin Jarvis.

082000063020100614 (BBC7)
20111209 (BBC7)

Margaret confronts Jim Dixon for leaving her at the summer ball and his response leaves her hysterical.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Margaret confronts Jim for leaving her at the ball, and his response leaves her hysterical

Professor Welch's pomposity infuriates Jim, but he's got to be cunning in order to apprehend his foe.

Professor Welch's pomposity infuriates Jim, but he has to be cunning to apprehend his foe.

08 LASTJim Comes Good20000630

Martin Jarvis concludes his reading of Kingsley Amis's classic satire of 50s academia.

8: `Jim Comes Good'.

0920100615 (BBC7)
20130404 (BBC7)

To stop the formidable Mrs Welch catching him out, lecturer Jim must create a plausible diversion. Read by Martin Jarvis.

092000070720100615 (BBC7)
20111212 (BBC7)

To stop the formidable Mrs Welch catching him out, lecturer Jim must create a plausible diversion.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

To stop the formidable Mrs Welch catching him out, Jim must create a plausible diversion.

102000071420100616 (BBC7)
20111213 (BBC7)

Jim is determined to win Christine from the bearded sportsman - but he will have to fight for her.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Jim resolves to win Christine from the bearded sportsman, but he'll have to fight for her.

112000072120100617 (BBC7)
20111214 (BBC7)

Jim Dixon makes his unconventional and infamous speech and includes his impression of Evelyn Waugh.

Read by Martin Jarvis.

Jim Dixon makes his infamous speech and includes his impression of Evelyn Waugh.

Tipsy lecturer Jim makes an unconventional speech, some good impressions and a few enemies.

A tipsy Jim makes an unconventional speech, some good impressions and a few enemies.

12 LAST2000072820100618 (BBC7)
20111215 (BBC7)

Some good news leaves lecturer Jim Dixon tickled pink - but he faces a race against time.

Concluded by Martin Jarvis.