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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
 Peter Dobson 3 episodes, 1992
 Nigel Dobson 3 episodes, 1992
Emma Jane Lavin ...
 Ruth Edmonds 3 episodes, 1992
Elaine Lordan ...
Jean Warren ...
 Margaret 3 episodes, 1992
Doreen Andrew ...
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 ...


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18 November 1992 (UK)  »

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Suburbia subverted
8 March 2001 | by 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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