I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

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David Nobbs, comic novelist, script-writer and creator of the immortal Reginald Perrin, reads from his new autobiography.

Abridged in five parts by Patricia Hannah.

Part One: ""On 13th March, 1935, Hitler achieved air parity with Britain, Golden Miller won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the fourth time, the Duke of Norfolk shot a rhino, and I reluctantly exchanged the comfort of my mother's womb for the uncertainty of life in Orpington."" Producer: David Jackson Young.

David 'Reginald Perrin' Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

From Orpington to Cambridge via Marlborough (twice).

From Orpington to Cambridge via Marlborough.

David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

Reginald Perrin's creator David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

From Orpington to Cambridge via Marlborough. David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

From Orpington to Cambridge via Marlborough (twice). Reginald Perrin's creator David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

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David describes his days as a junior reporter on the Sheffield Star.

From the Sheffield Evening Star to That Was The Week That Was.

Writer David Nobbs reads.

Writer David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

From the 'Sheffield Evening Star' to BBC TV's 'That Was The Week That Was'.

From the 'Sheffield Evening Star' to BBC TV's 'That Was The Week That Was'. Writer David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

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David Nobbs recalls his part in the satire boom of the early sixties.

""Peter Cook astonished me by saying I had been his hero at Cambridge.

This from my hero? Still, he was younger than I, and maybe he was impressionable".

Peter Cook, David Frost, marriage and a death in the family.

David Nobbs recalls Peter Cook, David Frost and his part in the Sixties' satire boom.

Recalling Peter Cook, David Frost and the part he played in the Sixties' satire boom, David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

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Recalling the birth of his famous comedy creation, Reginald Iolanthe Perrin - writer David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

David Nobbs recalls the birth of his famous comedy creation, Reginald Iolanthe Perrin.

David Nobbs describes the origins of his most famous creation, Reginald Iolanthe Perrin - a businessman driven berserk by the pressures of the rat race and the absurdities of conspicuous capitalist consumption.

David Nobbs reads from his autobiography, recalling writing for the stars and the birth of Reginald Perrin.

David Nobbs recalls the birth of his most famous creation, Reginald Iolanthe Perrin.

David Nobbs reads from his autobiography, recalling the birth of his most famous creation, Reginald Iolanthe Perrin.

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: writer David Nobbs concludes reading from his autobiography.

David Nobbs reads from his autobiography.

Reginald Perrin author, David Nobbs describes how he got where he is today.

Perrin, Pratt and 'Going Gently'.

From Perrin, Pratt to 'Going Gently'.

David Nobbs concludes reading from his autobiography