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 Reggie (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fay Ripley ...
 Nicola (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Jasmine (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Anthony (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Vicky (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Steve (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 William (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Susan Earl ...
 Sue / ... (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)
Laurence Howarth ...
 Colin (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Monty (3 episodes, 2009)
Sally Lindsay ...
 Tea Lady (3 episodes, 2010)
Dan Renton Skinner ...
 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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The series was recorded in front of a studio audience like sitcoms of a previous era. See more »

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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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Awful - ditch the 'stars' and the director
25 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes, I am a fan of the original series.

Positive: the updated world is portrayed through Reginald Iolanthe Perrin's eyes with the same rat-race context.

Negative: the acting is too caricature, too little character. (1 exception so far - Reggie's fantasy girl plays both roles easily.

Subtlety has been lost in the 30-odd years.

Highlight: re-imagining the leather chair and massive desk

Low point: moron secretary, moron co-workers, ham-acting. 'Reggie' has lost the warmth and charm that made you sympathise with him - the whole point of the show.

Nice nod to Sunshine Desserts in ep.1, hope the letters gradually drop off, just to show the director understood the original.


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