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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:
All great humor is grounded in pain See more (19 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:
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 »
Quotes:
Joan Greengross:[Elizabeth is away and Reggie has invited Joan] What's this crisis, Mr Perrin?
Reginald Perrin:...There is no crisis, Joan.
[Kisses her then pulls away]
Reginald Perrin:No, no, sorry, no.
Joan Greengross:Reggie!
[Starts passionately kissing him back]
Reginald Perrin:Good Lord!
Joan Greengross:Oh why, Reggie, why after all this time!
Reginald Perrin:It just suddenly seemed like such a waste.
Joan Greengross:I've dreamed about this for eight years!
[...]
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
All great humor is grounded in pain, 8 May 2000
Author: diggers-2 from Austin, Texas

David Nobbs' brilliant satire of modern life features the incomparable Leonard Rossiter as middle-aged, middle-class, middle-manager Reggie Perrin, who longs for a life that is just out of reach. Despite his best (and most bizarre) efforts to break free from the insipid conformity that he sees all around him, he never quite succeeds. Perrin is surrounded by one of the finest and funniest ensembles in the history of British comedy - you'll find most of your friends, family and enemies represented here. As Reggie's fatuous boss (a character that anticipated the Dilbert comic strip by about 20 years) would put it, "I didn't get where I am today without appreciating one of the finest British sitcoms ever." Outstanding writing and hilarious acting make this one of the greats.

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