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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:
...  Reginald Perrin 21 episodes, 1976-1979
Pauline Yates ...  Elizabeth Perrin 21 episodes, 1976-1979
...  C.J. / ... 20 episodes, 1976-1979
...  Joan Greengross 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Trevor Adams ...  Tony Webster 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Bruce Bould ...  David Harris-Jones 20 episodes, 1976-1979
Sally-Jane Spencer ...  Linda Patterson / ... 16 episodes, 1976-1979
...  Doc Morrissey 14 episodes, 1976-1979
...  Jimmy Anderson / ... 13 episodes, 1976-1979
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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Also Known As:

Caída y auge de Reginald Perrin  »

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According to Tim Preece, people were sacked from the series because they couldn't work with the notoriously difficult star Leonard Rossiter. See more »

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Joan Greengross: [Elizabeth is away and Reggie has invited Joan] What's this crisis, Mr Perrin?
Reginald Perrin: ...There is no crisis, Joan.
[Kisses her then pulls away]
Reginald Perrin: No, no, sorry, no.
Joan Greengross: Reggie!
[Starts passionately kissing him back]
Reginald Perrin: Good Lord!
Joan Greengross: Oh why, Reggie, why after all this time!
Reginald Perrin: It just suddenly seemed like such a waste.
Joan Greengross: I've dreamed about this for eight years!
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19 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

After years of trying to find this on VHS, I now find that it IS available. The problem is, now I have a DVD player, and would prefer to have this series on DVD.

This was one of my favorite Britcoms, although I haven't seen it in quite a while. Having two great Britcom actors: Leonard Rossiter ("Rising Damp") and Geoffrey Palmer ("Butterflies"), this series was bound to be a winner. Rossiter, of course, as the title character, really is almost a one-man show with everyone else supporting him rather than having major roles. When Perrin, talking to himself after his failed (or, some would say, faked) suicide attempt, realizes he cannot go back home, and decides that he will use, as his new name, the first thing he sees as he looks over a fence, then realizes that "cow pat" would NOT be a good name, one knows that the series is just getting started, and will really take off from there.

PLEASE make this available on DVD!


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