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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
2009 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Reggie Perrin has a cushy job as head of innovation in a men's body care products firm, but philosophically hates meaningless office life... See more »
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Cast

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Martin Clunes ... Reggie (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fay Ripley ... Nicola (12 episodes, 2009-2010)

Lucy Liemann ... Jasmine (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jim Howick ... Anthony (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kerry Howard ... Vicky (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nick Mohammed ... Steve (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Geoffrey Whitehead ... William (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Susan Earl ... Sue / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2010)

Neil Stuke ... Chris (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Wendy Craig ... Marion (10 episodes, 2009-2010)

Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... Upper Class Gentleman on Train / ... (6 episodes, 2009)

Alexander Armstrong ... David (5 episodes, 2010)

Colin McFarlane ... Mr. Fox (5 episodes, 2010)
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Series Directed by
Tristram Shapeero (6 episodes, 2009)
Dominic Brigstocke (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
David Nobbs (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Simon Nye (12 episodes, 2009-2010)

Series Produced by
Philip Clarke .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ben Farrell .... producer / series producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Charlie Hanson .... producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Jo Hunter .... line producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Andrew O'Connor .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Letitia Knight .... line producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Newman .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Whitehead (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark Thomas (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Martin Hawkins (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Beeson (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Casting by
Sally Broome (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Julie Harris (6 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Sherriff (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Emma Lovell (6 episodes, 2009)
Jo Riddell (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Helen Woolfenden (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Issy Webley .... hair & make up designer / makeup artist (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kay Bilk .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2009)
Jean Speak .... hair designer / makeup designer / ... (6 episodes, 2009)
Ann Fenton .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010)
Pippa Hindle .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Byfield .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Renay De Pear .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Jon Jennings .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Ben Glickman .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Adam Morris .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Barry Gingell .... digital props (6 episodes, 2009)
Claire Nia Richards .... props buyer (6 episodes, 2009)
Alan Shaw .... property master (6 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Wharton .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2009)
David Crewdson .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2010)
Mo Holden .... prop buyer (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Johnson .... standby props / stand-by props (6 episodes, 2010)
Emma Petrie .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2010)
Andie Vining .... property master (6 episodes, 2010)
Jon Wingrove .... storeman (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Leigh Crisp .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tom Harrison .... boom operator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Keith Mayes .... sound supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Peter Gates .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Special Effects by
Simon Rowling .... special effects crew (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Sarah Franzl .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2009)
Curtis Rivers .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Banks .... electrician / genny operator (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Martin Blinko .... focus puller (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Louise Edmunds .... camera assistant / focus puller (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Clive Sait .... gaffer / lighting gaffer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alan Tabner .... grip (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tony Keene .... camera supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Paul Messett .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Matt Try .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Paul Barlow .... best boy (6 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan Tanner .... electrician (6 episodes, 2010)
Chas Watts .... camera supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Martin Hawkins .... lighting director (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Sally Broome .... original casting (6 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Willis .... additional casting (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Grint .... wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Maria Pemberton .... wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Marco de Magalhães .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Barbara Hicks .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 2009)
Jim Hogan .... colorist (6 episodes, 2009)
Ross Baker .... colorist (6 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Thornton .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Music Department
Ronnie Hazlehurst .... composer: theme music (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Other crew
Jenny Hay .... production executive (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tim Mannion .... assistant floor manager / floor manager (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Debi Roach .... head of production (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chrissie Bibby .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Kelly Duffell .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2009)
Lucy Fewell .... stage manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Lucy Gray .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2009)
Sam Hooper .... location manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Michael Jelves .... floor manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Julia Morpeth .... location manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Suzanne Baron .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Tom Cross .... production staff (6 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Daman .... stage manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Gillespie .... production team (6 episodes, 2010)
Keiran Mahon .... production team / production assistant / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
Ben Mangham .... location manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Debbie Shephard .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2010)
Anna Symons .... publicist (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Wilson .... BBC executive (6 episodes, 2010)
Matthew Soden .... production runner (5 episodes, 2009)
Anna Heighway .... floor manager (4 episodes, 2010)
Claire Grossmith .... floor manager (2 episodes, 2010)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes)

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The series was taped in front of a studio audience.See more »
Quotes:
Reggie Perrin:That's the trouble with living for the moment. Buggers up the next moment.See more »
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
It's just not working, 10 May 2009
Author: graham_525 from United Kingdom

I've watched this with an open mind as a huge fan of the original and tried to appreciate it on it's own merits however I'm not getting into it. I don't dislike it exactly but it just doesn't really have any impact on me at all. The only thing keeping watching I think is the gorgeous and charming Lucy Liemann who plays Jasmine and the very cute and adorable Kerry Howard who plays Vicky, Reggie's dopey secretary. Kerry Howard is the only person in the show who has actually made me laugh.

So what's wrong with it? The story isn't as relevant as it was in the 1970s. Shows like Reggie Perrin, The Good Life and Butterflies all hit a nerve at the time with people. There must have a great deal of dissatisfaction amongst the middle aged suburbanites of the 1970s. I just don't find Martin Clunes dissatisfaction very believable. It seems forced, this is after all a show about Reggie Perrin and so he has to be dissatisfied. In the original you can really feel Reggie's mounting sense of frustration, boredom and insanity. The point about Reggie Perrin is that he is a man who has everything that society says you have to have and yet he is still bored and dissatisfied. He is driven mad by repetition, banality and the total absence of any kind of uncertainty. He has to create danger and uncertainty in order to make himself feel alive again. I don't think anybody in the Britain of 2009 could possibly have the luxury of being driven mad by too much security and certainty. A modern day executive is more likely to be driven to desperation by fear, over work and stress.

The biggest problem I have with it though is that it just isn't that funny. The script isn't very good, the editing is quite poor and the performances are average. Martin Clune's was on a hiding to nothing trying to step into the shoes of a masterful performer like Leonard Rossiter. I've nothing against Martin Clunes, he's a decent enough comedy actor but he's not one of the greats.

It was a brave thing to do and I'm sure they knew they were setting themselves up to be severely criticised, I just wish they had either done it better or not bothered.

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