Popular 1970s sitcom about a middle-class, middle-aged rebel. Why is Reggie referring to his mother-in-law as a hippopotamus? Show more
Reggie Perrin needs a month's holiday, but all he gets is an afternoon in a safari park with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and their two 'tiny adults'.
While Elizabeth is away, Reggie asks Joan to come over for a business meeting, but he actually intends to start an affair with her. A stream of visitors causes his plan to go awry. Show more
Reggie's revolt against the normality of his life is becoming brazen. While Elizabeth is away, he gives a dinner party without any food.
Reggie decides to put an end to it. He says goodbye to Joan, makes a drunken speech to the British Fruit Association, says goodbye to Elizabeth and fakes his own suicide. Show more
After his fake suicide, Reggie tries out his new life in which he can be anyone and go anywhere. However, he realises that all he really wants is Elizabeth. Show more
Reggie attends his own memorial service in disguise and re-enters Elizabeth's life as an old friend of Reggie, Martin Wellbourne. Show more