In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching “University Challenge,” a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He’s smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat.
||09 Mar 2007
||1 win & 3 nominations.
Writer: David Nicholls (novel), David Nicholls (screenplay)
Actors: Joseph Friend, James Gaddas, Catherine Tate, Mark Gatiss
Country: UK, USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Tom Vaughan
Plot: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from