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 Reggie (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Nicola (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 William (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Chris (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Marion (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 David (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Fox (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Tea Lady (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Chauffeur (3 episodes, 2010)
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Reggie Perrin has a cushy job as head of innovation in a men's body care products firm, but philosophically hates meaningless office life. He's equally unhappy with commuting, his dull marriage, his parents, his colleagues and especially his cry boss Chris. Yet he never does anything about this life, even tends to help his hated significant others out of a pickle. Written by KGF Vissers

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Reggie Perrin: My marriage is like an aircraft's black box. It's mysterious, but completely indestructable.
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A Modern Twist to a Classic Comedy
26 May 2009 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I wasn't aware that the BBC were making a new Reggie Perrin, so this came as a big surprise, but I am pleased to say a pleasant one and so far after five episodes very enjoyable.

Martin Clunes makes for a very different, but equally entertaining Reggie, with excellent support from Fay Ripley as his wife and Neil Stuke as his new boss, and some great turns from Wendy Craig as Reggie's Mum and Geoffrey Whitehead as his wife's father.

There are many nods to the old series, but it is just as watchable to newcomers and whilst in many aspects a commuters life (train delays etc) is no different to the 1970's (bowler hats aside) has incorporated modern gadgets and business jargon and trends into the show seamlessly.

Lucy Liemann as Jasmine Strauss also adds some excellent support and the target of Reggie's many daydreams! All in all, well worth watching and proving that you can re-make a classic well if you successfully bring it into a modern setting.

Congratulations to the BBC, keep up the good work.


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