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1 | 2 | 3
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:
A happy memory I've been talking about for 21 years! 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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Did You Know?

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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A happy memory I've been talking about for 21 years!, 5 October 2002
Author: davidemartin (davidemartin@cs.com) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

PBS aired the series in '79 and '81. I wandered into the first episode by accident and was immediately hooked. And since this was the age when VCRs still cost over a thousand bucks, I had no option but to try and memorize the series....

And then recite the lines to my friends who'd missed the two seasons that aired.

PERRIN was possibly the first series to use seemingly unconnected visuals to illustrate a character's state of mind, a trick later used in series like DREAM ON and ALLIE McBEAL.

I'm still struck by the role the surf plays in PERRIN as a place to dump old cares, worries, and lives in exchange for new lives. The final sequence of the second season has also stayed with me-- Reggie and his wife go to the beach to assume new lives, then discover an entire beach full of people doing the same thing. Reggie smiles and says "Look Elizabeth, it's catching." In the past 20 years, when things looked bleak, I'd think of finding my way to that beach....

That the series is finally on videotape is fantastic. That there is a third season I never knew about is beyond words!!!!

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