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\\\"I Didn\\\'t Get Where I Am Today...\\\"
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. Producer: David Jackson Young.
Five episodes. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 07/04/2003 to 11/04/2003
Recorded from BBC7 Listen Again with Audio Hijack Pro
From Orpington to Cambridge via Marlborough (twice)
\\\"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.\\\"
From the Sheffield Evening Star to That Was The Week That Was
David describes his days as a junior reporter on the Sheffield Star.
Peter Cook, David Frost, marriage and a death in the family
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\\\".
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.
Perrin, Pratt and \\\'Going Gently\\\'
Reginald Perrin author, David Nobbs describes how he got where he is today.