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Your next box set: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

9 September 2010 10:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A boorish boss, annoying colleagues, a feeling of pointlessness – 35 years on there's still plenty that rings true about disgruntled salaryman Reggie Perrin's strange adventures

There must be some people who would change nothing about their lives. They have exciting jobs, interesting workmates, supportive employers and fulfilling relationships. Every minute they spend, they spend well.

The other 99% of us, however, have more in common with Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, the 46-year-old sales executive played by Leonard Rossiter. Every day Reggie heads to work on a train that is late, every day he tries to get excited about ice cream, every day he daydreams about his secretary, every day he is lectured by his boss, and every day he returns home for a heart-to-heart with his cat.

Everyone he encounters seems similarly fixed in their roles: his boorish boss Cj ("I didn't get where I am today . . ."); his yes-men colleagues Tony ("Great! »

- Phil Daoust

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