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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin 

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Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', ... See full summary »
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1979   1978   1977   1976  
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Complete series cast summary:
Leonard Rossiter ...  Reginald Perrin 21 episodes, 1976-1979
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ...  Elizabeth Perrin 21 episodes, 1976-1979
John Barron ...  C.J. / ... 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Sue Nicholls ...  Joan Greengross 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Trevor Adams Trevor Adams ...  Tony Webster 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Bruce Bould Bruce Bould ...  David Harris-Jones 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Sally-Jane Spencer Sally-Jane Spencer ...  Linda Patterson / ... 16 episodes, 1976-1979
John Horsley ...  Doc Morrissey 14 episodes, 1976-1979
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Jimmy Anderson / ... 13 episodes, 1976-1979
Tim Preece Tim Preece ...  Tom Patterson / ... 9 episodes, 1976-1977
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Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has changed. He is eventually found out, and in the second series has success with a chain of shops selling useless junk. That becomes so successful that he feels he has created a monster and decides to destroy it. In the third and final series he has a dream of forming a commune which his long suffering colleagues help bring to reality. Unfortunately that also fails and he finds himself back in a job not unlike the one he originally had at Sunshine Desserts. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Real-life Labour MP (Member of Parliament) John Stonehouse faked his own apparent suicide in exactly the same way as Reginald Perrin - in the summer of 1974 he left his clothes on a beach in Miami and disappeared. However this was pure coincidence: David Nobbs wrote his novel early in 1974, before Stonehouse disappeared (so Nobbs couldn't have based the novel on Stonehouse's disappearance) but the novel wasn't published until 1975, after Stonehouse went missing (so Stonehouse couldn't have got ideas for his disappearance by reading the novel). See more »

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In the first episode, 'Reggie' explains his late arrival at the office with the excuse "staff shortages at Nine Elms". However, there is no railway or underground station at Nine Elms. See more »

Quotes

[C.J. angrily bursts into the commune's main room after an unfortunate babysitting incident]
C.J.: I didn't get where I am today by having green frogs thrust down my crotch.
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Spin-off The Funny Side of Christmas (1982) See more »

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Ask BBC America to release FRRP on DVD!
25 April 2007 | by matukonyc1See all my reviews

Let's try to get the BBC to release Reggie on American format DVD!! Apparently, BBC America is responsible for all commercial content in the States, and I was given the following information by BBC in the UK.

Write or call:

BBC Worldwide Americas 747 3rd Avenue 6th floor NY, NY 10017 USA Tel: 001 212 705 9300 Fax: 001 212 888 0576

It's available in the UK, I just think they don't realize what a fan base there is here in the US. I just re-read both "The Fall and Rise of" and "The Return of" for the hundredth time, but I'd give anything to own the series.


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8 September 1976 (UK) See more »

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