I didn’t get where I am today by blindly making something that’s anything like the original series 

17 October 2008 tbs.pm/954

Another one from the “Eh, what? Why?” file is the news that the remake of The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin won’t actually be a remake at all because most of the concepts and storylines will be got rid off.

Even the concept of a character who faked his own death will be chucked, and as for CJ… Well don’t bother looking for him

Indeed, it’s even going to adopt a standard sitcom format, rather than the wonderful Perrin storyline.

In fact as remakes go… well the only common themes are the creator (David Nobbs), the concept of someone who is a bit annoyed with the world, and the name.

In other words, it’s not a remake at all. And in that case, why not just call it something different…

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