The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (1996– )

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BBC Television comedy detailing the fortunes of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron
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 Jimmy Anderson (7 episodes, 1996)
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 Geraldine Hackstraw (7 episodes, 1996)
Pauline Yates ...
 Elizabeth Perrin (7 episodes, 1996)
John Barron ...
 C.J. (7 episodes, 1996)
John Horsley ...
 Doc Morrisey (7 episodes, 1996)
Tim Preece ...
 Tom Patterson (7 episodes, 1996)
Bruce Bould ...
 David Harris-Jones (7 episodes, 1996)
Sally-Jane Spencer ...
 Linda Perrin (7 episodes, 1996)
Theresa Watson ...
 Prue Harris-Jones (7 episodes, 1996)
Michael Fenton Stevens ...
 Hank Millbeck (5 episodes, 1996)
Sue Nicholls ...
 Joan Greengross (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Welton Ormsby (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Morton Radstock (3 episodes, 1996)
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Here Lies Reginald Iolanthe Perrin - Forever Revolting!
10 September 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The '90's saw the B.B.C. revive a number of famous comedy shows, including two made by I.T.V. - 'Agony Again' and 'Doctor At The Top' - along with 'The Liver Birds' and, of course, this. Whereas these featured the original casts, 'Legacy' was at a disadvantage because Leonard Rossiter passed away in 1984. David Nobbs tried to work around this by making Reggie's death the catalyst for the show's events. Reggie's family and friends must do something really absurd in order to qualify for a share in his will. After a number of failed individual attempts, they combine to try to take over the country, at the head of an army of pensioners. The show was not the disaster critics tried to make out; 'Jimmy', 'C.J.', 'Elisabeth', 'David Harris-Jones', 'Tom' and 'Linda' were strong enough to carry the show. The problem was that Reggie wasn't around to belittle them anymore. It was like watching 'Fawlty Towers' without Basil. Best of the new characters was Geraldine Hackstraw, played by the lovely Patricia Hodge.


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