In 1948 Jacob joined the BBC. The following year he published Scenes From A Bourgeois Life. In February 1951 he was "refused establishment rights" and denied a pension by the BBC when it was discovered that his wife, Iris Morley, was a member of the Communist Party. His rights were restored after the death of his wife in 1953.
Other books by Jacob include Russian Journey (1969). Alaric Jacob died in 1995.