David Haig stars in Raymond Briggs's own dramatisation of his graphic novel of the same title, Gentleman Jim
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- David Haig, Jan Ravens, John Sessions, Adrian Schiller and Sara Markland
- Raymond Briggs
- Celia De Wolff
Toilet attendant Jim Bloggs dreams of a better life for himself and his beloved wife Hilda. Ruminating over the jobs in the paper, Jim's imagination leaps into action as he seeks adventure and excitement.
Setting out to turn his dreams into reality, Jim soon discovers that things aren't straightforward. Hindered by a lack of education and funds, his life begins to spiral out of control, and his romantic dreams turn into terrible nightmares.
Gentleman Jim is a funny, yet intensely moving tale which, despite its melancholy, has a real feeling of optimism at heart.