The Peter Principle. Peter Duffley (Jim Broadbent). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Peter Principle

BBC One sitcom set in a bank. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1995 - 2000. Stars Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, David Schneider, Daniel Flynn and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Peter's nervous of how to handle a client, and his mortgage application, after discovering that he is gay. Meanwhile, a misplaced Valentine's card sends mixed messages across the office.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd June 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Broadbent Peter Duffley
Claire Skinner Susan Harvey
David Schneider Bradley Wilson
Daniel Flynn David Edwards
Tracy Keating Brenda
Stephen Moore Geoffrey Parkes
Guest cast
Jeanette Legge Iris
Adam Bareham Hugo
Michael Hobbs Kim
Mel Giedroyc Radio Doctor (Voice)
Alistair McGowan Radio DJ (Voice)
Sue Perkins Radio Caller (Voice)
Writing team
Mark Burton Writer
John O'Farrell Writer
Dan Patterson Writer
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Dan Patterson Producer
Denise O'Donoghue Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Mark Russell Composer