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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)
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
 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: That's the trouble with living for the moment. Buggers up the next moment.
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Remake of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976) See more »

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Not Bad At All
25 December 2010 | by (Nowhere) – See all my reviews

It seem to me the biggest issue the negative reviewers have is comparing this series to the original with Leonard Rossiter. That is always a mistake in my opinion because to most people a remake with another actor rarely can match the original. Or in other words, they're not giving this series a chance really. Instead of a constant comparison, why not try to see this as a stand-alone program and judge it on its own merits.

Martin Clunes is a brilliant actor in his own right and is handling the role well. I have to admit that I'm not as impressed with his co-stars, so far they've been a little too cartoon-ish and not enough "real". The writing could stand to improve a bit as well, but on the whole this isn't a bad series and it is entertaining. Rarely do you find a show that is perfect in every way and it seems to me that this one is being judged a bit harshly because it is a remake. I find I enjoy settling in and watching it and that's what it's all about, isn't it?


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