Based on David Nobbs comic novels, Leonard Rossiter stars as the middle-aged, middle-class, middle manager Reginald Perrin, who longs for a life that is just out of his reach. Despite his best efforts to break free from the conformity that he sees all around him, he never quite succeeds. Gradually his brain parts company with normality, and madness takes over. Reggie soon fakes his own death, attends his own funeral, and falls in love with his wife again.
A fine and funny cast making up friends, family and enemies surrounds Perrin. Outstanding writing and hilarious acting make this one of the greats.