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The Peter Principle is a BBC television show about the Aldbridge Branch of the fictional County & Provincial Bank. It originally aired in the late 1990s and is now a part of the PBS program lineup at some PBS stations, which call it The Boss. The program takes its name from the Peter Principle, that In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

  1. Mark Burton


  2. John O'Farrell


  3. Dan Patterson


Series Cast

  1. Jim Broadbent as Peter Duffley

    Jim Broadbent

    Peter Duffley

    12 Episodes

  2. Claire Skinner as Susan Harvey

    Claire Skinner

    Susan Harvey

    12 Episodes

  3. David Schneider as Bradley Wilson

    David Schneider

    Bradley Wilson

    12 Episodes

  4. Daniel Flynn as David Edwards

    Daniel Flynn

    David Edwards

    12 Episodes

  5. Stephen Moore as Geoffrey Parkes

    Stephen Moore

    Geoffrey Parkes

    12 Episodes

  6. Tracy Keating as Brenda

    Tracy Keating


    12 Episodes

  7. Wendy Nottingham as Evelyn Walker

    Wendy Nottingham

    Evelyn Walker

    12 Episodes

  8. Beverley Callard as Barbara

    Beverley Callard


    6 Episodes

  9. Janette Legge


    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

2000 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of The Peter Principle premiered on July 3, 2000.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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