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

30 min (21 episodes)
IMDB rate:
7 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 1976-09-08
Filming Locations: Eldorado Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
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
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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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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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.
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Labour Exchange Clerk: Why did you leave Sunshine Desserts? Reginald Perrin: I was, er, ooh, sacked. When I say "I don't want to commute", I am prepared to travel a small distance, of course.
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David Harris-Jones: I'm sorry, I might be a bit slow on the uptake.
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Reginald Perrin: [Trying to shock Mr Lisburn] I'm a married man but that doesn't prove anything does it? I try to fight it, God knows I try. But I went to a boarding school and that's all there is to it. Do you know what I'm trying to say?
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Photos from cast
Trevor Adams Timothy Carlton Theresa Watson