The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: David Nobbs
  • First Air Date: 1976-09-08
  • Last Air Date: 1996-11-03
  • Total Seasons: 4
  • Total Episodes: 28
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
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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.

  • Keywords: england, depression, midlife crisis, surreal, marriage, satire, dark comedy, sitcom, workplace comedy
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    The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    3 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1976-09-08
    7 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1977-09-21
    7 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1978-11-29
    7 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1996-09-22
    7 Episodes

    The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Hippopotamus30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Nightmare in the Park30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Sunday Extraordinary Business Meeting30 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Bizarre Dinner Party30 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Speech to the British Fruit Association30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Trying a Frenchman, Welshman, Scotsman and an Italian30 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Memorial Service30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Remarried and Back at Sunshine Desserts30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Elizabeth's New Admirer30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Jimmy's Offer30 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Unusual Shop30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Re-Involvemment30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Four Untrustworthy Men30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Extreme Solution30 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Great Project30 min
    Season 3Episode 2Staff Training30 min
    Season 3Episode 3The Trickle of Visitors30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Communal Social Evenings30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Timebomb30 min
    Season 3Episode 6Jinx30 min
    Season 3Episode 7Amalgamated Aerosols30 min
    • Leonard Rossiter

    • Pauline Yates

    • John Barron

    • Sue Nicholls

    • Geoffrey Palmer

    • Leslie Schofield

    • John Horsley

    • Tim Preece

    • Bruce Bould

    • Trevor Adams

    • Sally-Jane Spencer

    Production John Howard Davies Producer
    Production Gareth Gwenlan Producer