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1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
8 September 1976 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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:
IMO One of the very best Comedy Series ever made See more (16 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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30 min (21 episodes)
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Trivia:
The streets in Reggie Perrin's neighborhood, the signs for which he is regularly seen walking by to and from work ("Wordsworth Drive," "Tennyson Avenue" and "Coleridge Close") are named after the famous British 19th century poets, William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In the last episode of the series, when Reginald Perrin has taken another executive job in a large corporation, like the one he had at the beginning of the series, the street signs when he walks to work now read Liebnitz Drive, Bertrand Russell Rise and Schopenhauer Grove. These streets are named after the philosophers Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Bertrand Arthur William Russell and Arthur Schopenhauer.See more »
Quotes:
Doc Morrissey:Do you find you can't finish the crossword like you used to, nasty taste in the mouth in the mornings, can't stop thinking about sex, can't start doing anything about sex, wake up with a sweat in the mornings, keep falling asleep during '"Play For Today"?
Reginald Perrin:That's extraordinary, Doc! That's exactly how I've been feeling.
Doc Morrissey:So have I. I wonder what it is? Take two aspirins.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Flushed Away (2006)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
IMO One of the very best Comedy Series ever made, 7 June 2006
Author: (adaosha@hotmail.com) from Los Angeles, CA

First I must confess to a crush on Elizabeth (Pauline Yates).

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is one of those rare comedy series that I can watch over and over without tiring of it. Its easy to become attached to the characters as they are all lovable (even CJ). In fact I even missed the original actor who played Tom (Reggie's 'Straggely-mustached,Bearded-Prig' Son-in-Law) in the first two series when he was replaced by another actor in Series three. I felt this unfortunate because by that time the 'original' Tom had really got the part down to a tee.

I first saw this show as a young lad in England when it was originally released in the mid '70s so I'm probably a little biased - it certainly has much nostalgic value to me, but judging by the ratings the show has so far (9 out of 10 ), I think I'm right in my estimation of this as a 10.

Also, I feel the late Leonard Rossiter gave a very great gift to many many people - he made Reggie on of the most enduring and well-loved characters in British comedy. He was the perfect Reggie Perrin.

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