The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

Series 1 - Episode 1



Mr Charles Pooter and his charming lady wife Carrie have taken possession of a new London residence, more befitting their superior status. Or so the self-aggrandising Charles would have us believe. In fact, they are living in a less-than salubrious terrace in Upper Holloway, where their daily — and nightly — routines are accompanied by the thunderous roar of the steam trains at the foot of their garden.

Pooter is a comic creation from 1888 — a man who takes himself far too seriously, despairs at the injustices dealt to him by life and yet has such a good heart lurking beneath the pomposity that he is utterly adorable. Ed Reardon owes a lot to Charles Pooter, played here with real relish by Johnny Vegas.


First episode of Andrew Lynch's adaptation of George and Weedon Grossmith's Victorian comic novel. Charles Pooter, a clerk who dreams of improving his social standing, moves into a new suburban home with wife Carrie and son William. However, they frequently find themselves entertaining a string of unusual guests. Starring Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson and Andrew Gower. From 2012.

Cast & Crew

Charles Pooter Johnny Vegas
Carrie Katherine Parkinson
William/Lupin Andrew Gower
Sarah Sinead Matthews
Cummings/Horwin Adrian Scarborough
Gowing/Borset Stephen Critchlow
Mrs James/Mrs Purdick Jo Neary
Hardfur Huttle John Guerrasio
Farmerson Joe Ransom
Trillip Adam Gillen
Daisy Mutlar Sarah Sweeney
Adapted By Andrew Lynch
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Sally Harrison
Writer George Grossmith
Writer Weedon Grossmith
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Drama Comedy