The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin. Image shows from L to R: Reginald Perrin (Leonard Rossiter), Doc Morrissey (John Horsley). Copyright: BBC.

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin

BBC One sitcom about a man suffering a nervous breakdown. 22 episodes (3 series), 1976 - 1982. Stars Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls and others.

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Collection

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Collection

This definitive collection includes all 21 episodes from the three series of The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, as well as an array of additional features which are new to DVD, including the post-Reggie series The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin and a special 1982 Christmas sketch.

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin remains one of the greatest comedies ever broadcast. From a terminally frustrated commuter who fakes his own suicide, to the boss of Grot, a shop selling useless junk, to running a commune for the middle-aged and the middle-class, Reginald Perrin - and his family and colleagues - provided a hilarious satire on modern life.

The magnificent performance of Leonard Rossiter held the series together, but the show also boasted David Nobbs's consistently witty scripts and a supporting cast of fantastic characters and a host of enduring catchphrases.

The series The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin (made after the sad death of Rossiter) saw the return of Jimmy, CJ, Tom, Doc and the others, as a deceased Reggie's will inspires them to do something totally and utterly absurd. And, from the BBC's The Funny Side Of Christmas (which featured festive versions of top comedy shows) comes a five-minute sketch of Reggie's Christmas Day.

The Comedy Connections documentary on the making of the series completes this comprehensive collection.

First released: Monday 27th April 2009

Extras

  • Documentary Comedy Connections - S02E04 - The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin
  • The Funny Side Of Christmas sketch
Episodes in this box set have been cut and are not as originally broadcast or released.
  • Distributor: 2 Entertain
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 5
  • Catalogue: BBCDVD2365

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  • Released: Tuesday 5th May 2009
  • Distributor: E1 Entertainment
  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 4
  • Minutes: 630
  • Subtitles: English

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