The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (Series 1)
The Fall and Rise of
Reginald Perrin is the tale
of a man, in modern society, who has reached the end of his tether.
Surrounded by colleagues and family who cannot see how pointless and
perverse life has got and plagued by sexual fantasies about his
secretary, he resolves to end it all by faking his own suicide and
delightful Leonard Rossiter is Reginald Perrin, a forty six year old
sales executive at Sunshine Desserts, a hum drum company, run by an
owner who is completely aware that he's surrounded by sycophants. As
Reggie gets more and more disgruntled with his work and with his life he
begins to take liberties with what other people would call "acceptable
behaviour" pushing the envelope further and further just to get some
sort of response, any sort of response, from the people around him.
is strictly for fans of “ancient” British comedy series and although is
almost a direct translation of the novel by Reginald Perrin, it
unfortunately falls flat in the 21st century with gags that
were probably once funny over 30 years ago, unfortunately now falls
quality of this series is considerable quite acceptable for a series
that is over a quarter of a century old but suffers from colour issues
and film artefacting. The audio is only mono that does like the humour
sound flat and somewhat muzzled.
it comes to extras, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin - Series One
once again fails to deliver. With that said, this series is probably
only aimed at hardcore fans of the original BBC series and how many of
them are there at the moment is hard to know. Let your father or
grandfather check this one out!