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Release Date:
8 September 1976 (UK) See more »
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BBC Television comedy detailing the fortunes of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts... See more »
Awards:
7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the All Time Classic Bricoms See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Leonard Rossiter ... Reginald Perrin (21 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 ... Tony Webster (20 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bruce Bould ... David Harris-Jones (20 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 ... Tom Patterson / ... (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Series Directed by
Gareth Gwenlan (20 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Writing credits
David Nobbs (21 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Produced by
Gareth Gwenlan .... producer (20 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Ronnie Hazlehurst (21 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill Harris (7 episodes, 1977)
Dan Rae (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Graham Walker (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Design by
Pamela Lambooy (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jon Pusey (4 episodes, 1977)
Gloria Clayton (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lesley Bremness (3 episodes, 1976)
Barbara Gosnold (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume Design by
Janet Tharby (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dawn Alcock .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1976)
Christine Whitney .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1977)
Fran Needham .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Art Department
Stewart Austin .... graphic design / graphic designer (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Wild .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1977)
Rodney Bond .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Sudic .... sound: studio (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Basil Harris .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1976)
Laurie Taylor .... studio sound / sound: studio (6 episodes, 1976)
Malcolm Johnson .... sound: studio (4 episodes, 1977)
Jeff Booth .... sound: studio (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Reg Pope .... film cameraman / film camerman (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Dixon .... studio lighting (13 episodes, 1977-1979)
Alec Curtis .... film cameraman (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Brian Clemett .... studio lighting (5 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janet Tharby .... costume (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Christian Dyall .... costume (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Other crew
John B. Hobbs .... production assistant (20 episodes, 1976-1979)
 

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Trivia:
Reginald Perrin's full name is Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. His middle name is due to the fact that he was born during a performance of the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera "Iolanthe." His initials also make up the acronym RIP for "Rest in Peace," the designation for a deceased person, a reference to his repeated phony suicides.See more »
Quotes:
[Reggie is dictating a letter to the manager of one of the Grot stores]
Reginald Perrin:I am sorry to hear you have not yet received your supply of edible furniture. This can only be due to the non-arrival of supplies. I am, however, deeply disturbed to hear that you have not yet received our new range of dentures for pets, which are proving so popular with bloody silly idiots who put little doggie dentures in glasses of water beside their kennels, and little budgie dentures in even smaller glasses of water beside their cages.
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Featured in The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005) (TV)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the All Time Classic Bricoms, 31 January 2005
Author: tzer0 from The World Of Tomorrow

There's nothing like Reginald Perrin. The only things that approach it are Ronnie Barker's stammering speeches in Open All Hours, or his cockney patter in Porridge, and John Cleese's tantrums in Fawlty Towers. Leonard Rossiter's gift for rattling off a screed like a machine gun is amazing. If Reg Parrin ever did walk into the sea he'd never drown because he never has to stop to take a breath!

Every episode is remarkably simialar. Elizabeth sends him off to work, to which he is invariably late. He fantasizes about his secretary Joan until he's called on the carpet by his boss CJ, who didn't get where he is by . . etc . . . who gives Reg the completely mad assignment of the day.

And then he goes home for the day, where his dinner, which is invariably rizotto, is interrupted by his nutty military brother-in-law's cockup on the catering front, or his pipe smoking son-in-law's latest attempts at nettle wine. And then he thinks about his weekend visit to his mother-in-law whom he pictures as a hippo. I know! It sounds about as boring as anyone's routine. What isn't boring is watching him slowly go into meltdown, and start spouting off like a volcano erupting. It just get's better and better as Reggie's life gets worse and worse.

Reg really does try to make his way through the day. But if you or I had days like his we'd probably turn our hand to eccentric occupations too. But hang on, because with every new twist in his otherwise monotonous road there will be another fall and rise in this roller-coaster ride of a comedy.

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