If it's got Andrew Davies on the screenplay it's certainly worth watching. I picked this one up at our local library, and though I had my reservations at first, each episode grew on me. Not being familiar with the book and other adaptations, I took this version at face value and was charmed. Understated humor and a marvelous peek into Victorian life filled my evening. Many of Charles Pooter's concerns, friendships, his job security, tiffs with the wife, and his son's inability to focus, are relevant to today. The mock seriousness, the light parody of taking oneself much too seriously certainly added to the performance. Hugh Bonneville, gave a nicely rounded performance, and reminded me of John Cleese at times. Another quality BBC presentation.
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