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 »
George Phillips, a middle-aged Londoner, works as an estate agent for the firm of Frobisher, Rendell and Ross. His home life is soured by clashes with his wife over whether their teenage ... See full summary »
Edward de Souza
Dave Allen meets a man named Alexander Stuart Wortley who lives in a railway box in a suburban garden; a former robot-maker for TV who is married to Jill but pretends to fly Lancaster ... See full summary »
Edward H. Blackmore,
The show still had punch almost 20 years after it was made
It was amazing, when I first started watching this show, how funny it was. This was the mid to late 80's, and even then I remarked on the show's vintage. Most comedy shows of that age would barely have raised a smile: times had changed. But somehow Allen's humour seemed as fresh as it had been when it was made. Lord knows how it must've gone down in the 70's, I certainly couldn't see it ever having been broadcast any earlier than 10pm....
Allen lived near here at some stage, in a sort of retirement. It didn't seem to matter what age he was, though, he always bore an odd resemblance to my old man (and they were about the same age)....
R.I.P. Dave Allen. You left many fond memories for this viewer.
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