The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Year:
Duration:
30 min (21 episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
8.2
Awards:
7 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1976-09-08
Filming Locations: Eldorado Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Trevor Adams
Trevor Adams
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Theresa Watson
Theresa Watson
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Leonard Rossiter
Reginald Perrin
Pauline Yates
Elizabeth Perrin
John Barron
C.J.
Sue Nicholls
Joan Greengross
Bruce Bould
David Harris-Jones
Sally-Jane Spencer
Linda Patterson
John Horsley
Doc Morrissey
Geoffrey Palmer
Jimmy Anderson
Tim Preece
Tom Patterson
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Trivia
Reginald Perrin's full name is Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. His middle name is due to the fact that he was born during a performance of the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera "Iolanthe." His initials also make up the acronym RIP for "Rest in Peace," the designation for a deceased person, a reference to his repeated phony suicides.
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Real-life Labour MP (Member of Parliament) John Stonehouse faked his own apparent suicide in exactly the same way as Reginald Perrin - in the summer of 1974 he left his clothes on a beach in Miami and disappeared. However this was pure coincidence: David Nobbs wrote his novel early in 1974, before Stonehouse disappeared (so Nobbs couldn't have based the novel on Stonehouse's disappearance) but the novel wasn't published until 1975, after Stonehouse went missing (so Stonehouse couldn't have got ideas for his disappearance by reading the novel).
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Creator David Nobbs originally wanted Ronnie Barker to play Reginald Perrin, having written a lot of material for The Two Ronnies (1971).
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Quotes
C.J.: I didn't get where I am today by thinking.
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Sheridan Honeydew: So when you said you were providing a valuable social service, you were lying?
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Ad Man: What about sex? What sort of sex angle do you want on this thing? Reginald Perrin: How about 'I like to stroke my nipple with strawberry lichee ripple'?
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Photos from cast
Trevor Adams Timothy Carlton Theresa Watson