Monday, 12 June 2017

The Diary of a Nobody

Bonneville's one man show.

Bank clerk Charles Pooter (Hugh Bonneville) is a family man who likes to talk about the events of his life in Victorian times.

Viewers get an insight into one mans struggles with class, status, marriage and parenting from way back when.

Told in a series of monologues over the course of four half hour episodes adapted by renowned writer Andrew Davies from the original works by George and Weedon Grossmith.

Shot with simplicity by director Susanna White The Diary of a Nobody shows off the skills of Bonneville as he gives great depth and humour to Pooter.

From purely the perspective of the patriarch we get a feeling for all the people around him and simultaneously get an insight into the man himself. How many times have we all woken up the morning after the night before and blamed a bad head on something we ate instead of the alcohol that was also consumed....?

The series is funny, touching and still surprisingly relevant. It is a shame there aren't any extra features but the show alone is more than enough value for money.

In conclusion, a witty script, a fantastic performance and an interesting production The Diary of a Nobody is out on DVD now.

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