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Series cast summary:
 Joe Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Josette Simon ...
 Frankie Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
 Paul Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
 Linda Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Doreen Mantle ...
 Jean Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Allan Surtees ...
 Bill Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
 Aunt Peggy (3 episodes, 1992)
 Tom Edmonds (3 episodes, 1992)
Brigit Forsyth ...
 Rosemary Dobson (3 episodes, 1992)
Bernard Horsfall ...
 Peter Dobson (3 episodes, 1992)
 Nigel Dobson (3 episodes, 1992)
David John ...
 Barry (3 episodes, 1992)
Emma Jane Lavin ...
 Ruth Edmonds (3 episodes, 1992)
Elaine Lordan ...
 Dawn (3 episodes, 1992)
Jean Warren ...
 Margaret (3 episodes, 1992)
Doreen Andrew ...
 Sylvia (2 episodes, 1992)
Clare Malka ...
 Woman on Train (2 episodes, 1992)
Janet Rawson ...
 Babs Edmonds (2 episodes, 1992)
Alexander Torriglia ...
 Man on Train (2 episodes, 1992)
Sue Wallace ...
 Jackie (2 episodes, 1992)


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18 November 1992 (UK)  »

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Suburbia subverted
8 March 2001 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

Perhaps in another, parallel universe where television is valued people are still enjoying the humour of Guy Hibbert's Nice Town and celebrating the original, the bold and the subversive.

Possibly Paul McGann's greatest comedic performance to date, and played absolutely straight, even wearing a pinnie, this series gives him a chance to trot out his particular talent for demureness, previously hinted at in Withnail and I. The series plays on the themes of role reversal, androgyny and suburban suffocation.

McGann plays Joe Thompson, the "ideal" husband, who cooks, cleans and looks after his child while his high-powered wife (Josette Simon, fantastic) goes out to work, a man who craves to be kept barefoot and pregnant, chained to the kitchen stove. He's clucky. His wife isn't. What's a man to do?

With a nod to Dennis Potter and Guy Hibbert's fantastic verbal riffs, this series should not be missed.

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