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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin 

Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Leonard Rossiter ...  Reginald Perrin 21 episodes, 1976-1979
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ...  Elizabeth Perrin 21 episodes, 1976-1979
John Barron ...  C.J. / ... 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Sue Nicholls ...  Joan Greengross 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Trevor Adams Trevor Adams ...  Tony Webster 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Bruce Bould Bruce Bould ...  David Harris-Jones 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Sally-Jane Spencer Sally-Jane Spencer ...  Linda Patterson / ... 16 episodes, 1976-1979
John Horsley ...  Doc Morrissey 14 episodes, 1976-1979
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Jimmy Anderson / ... 13 episodes, 1976-1979
Tim Preece Tim Preece ...  Tom Patterson / ... 9 episodes, 1976-1977
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Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has changed. He is eventually found out, and in the second series has success with a chain of shops selling useless junk. That becomes so successful that he feels he has created a monster and decides to destroy it. In the third and final series he has a dream of forming a commune which his long suffering colleagues help bring to reality. Unfortunately that also fails and he finds himself back in a job not unlike the one he originally had at Sunshine Desserts. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Official Sites:

Reggie Online

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Caída y auge de Reginald Perrin See more »

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(21 episodes)

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Mono

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The streets in Reggie Perrin's neighborhood, the signs for which he is regularly seen walking by to and from work ("Wordsworth Drive," "Tennyson Avenue" and "Coleridge Close") are named after the famous British 19th century poets, William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In the last episode of the series, when Reginald Perrin has taken another executive job in a large corporation, like the one he had at the beginning of the series, the street signs when he walks to work now read Liebnitz Drive, Bertrand Russell Rise and Schopenhauer Grove. These streets are named after the philosophers Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Bertrand Arthur William Russell and Arthur Schopenhauer. See more »

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Colin Pillock: It's my great pleasure to welcome back Reginald Perrin, the former head of the amazing Grot shops chain. I understand you're now running a community called "Perrins", Mr. Perrin?
Reginald Perrin: Yes.
Colin Pillock: It's been described as a community for the middle-aged and the middle-class in what used to be Middlesex.
Reginald Perrin: Yes.
Colin Pillock: Tell me, Mr. Perrin, are you running this community for the benefit of humanity, or simply to make money, or is it a giant confidence trick?
Reginald Perrin: Yes.
Colin Pillock: I hope you're not going to tie yourself to this ...
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Remade as Reggie Perrin (2009) See more »

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Ask BBC America to release FRRP on DVD!
25 April 2007 | by matukonyc1See all my reviews

Let's try to get the BBC to release Reggie on American format DVD!! Apparently, BBC America is responsible for all commercial content in the States, and I was given the following information by BBC in the UK.

Write or call:

BBC Worldwide Americas 747 3rd Avenue 6th floor NY, NY 10017 USA Tel: 001 212 705 9300 Fax: 001 212 888 0576

It's available in the UK, I just think they don't realize what a fan base there is here in the US. I just re-read both "The Fall and Rise of" and "The Return of" for the hundredth time, but I'd give anything to own the series.


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