Since its publication in the pages of Punch, "The Diary of a Nobody" has never been out of print. What started out as a witty weekly series commenting on late Victorian manners has become an undisputed classic of comic literature. The 'author' of the diary is Mr. Charles Pooter (Hugh Bonneville), one of the most conceited, pedantic, anguished, small-minded, maddening and ultimately endearing characters in British fiction. The archetypal 'little man' obsessed with his own self-importance, Mr. Pooter has inspired some of contemporary television's most memorable characters: Victor Meldrew, David Brent and Larry David all share Pooter's inimitable aptitude for putting his foot in it. Pooter is a poignant and sometimes self-deluding figure, with his precarious dignity and his fragile sense of self-worth.