Reginald Perrin Omnibus

This omnibus brings together the first three Reginald Perrin novels containing a lifetime's outrageous and hilarious adventures. When we first meet Reggie, he is sick to death with selling exotic ice creams at Sunshine Desserts.

Reginald Perrin Omnibus

______________________________________ A classic collection of the hilarious Reginald Perrin books: The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin, The Return of Reginald Perrin and The Better World of Reginald Perrin, immortalised in two BBC TV series, now being repeated on BBC Four. Reginald Iolanthe Perrin is surely one of the best loved comedy heroes of our time, in both literature and television. This omnibus brings together the first three Reginald Perrin novels containing a lifetime's outrageous and hilarious adventures. When we first meet Reggie, he is sick to death with selling exotic ice creams at Sunshine Desserts. Driven to desperation by the rat race and the unpunctuality of Britain's trains, Reggie's small eccentricities escalate to the extreme, until finally he leaves the unacceptable face of capitalism behind by driving off in a stolen motorised jelly. In his pursuit of the unconventional, he devotes himself to faking his own death, opening a shop devoted to selling completely useless goods, and setting up a commune strictly for the middle-class and middle-aged. Join Reggie, who didn't get where he is today without some help from some memorable supporting characters, in one man's quest to avoid an everyday existence.

Going Gently

His previous books include the Henry Pratt novels and the Reginald Perrin novels. ... the Argus Fair Do's The Cucumber Man The Legacy of Reginald Perrin The Complete Pratt The Reginald Perrin Omnibus I Didn't Get Where I Am Today Going ...

Going Gently

Kate Thomas was beautiful, intelligent, witty, passionate and sexy. Now, at the ripe old age of ninety-nine, she is trapped in a hospital ward of sad, mad and bad old women. She escapes by playing to herself the video of her life. What a life it has been. Her six marriages have ended in suicide, a husband's adultery, another husband's deportation as a dangerous alien, a union dispute, a murder, and a natural death. But Kate's journey through the twentieth century is also a search for the truth - about life, death, and which of her three sons murdered her fifth husband. This is a novel rich in memorable characters, from Kate's narrow but loving Welsh family to the wild members of an artists' colony in Cornwall; from Midland piston manufacturers to an investigative journalist whose own life cannot bear investigation.

The Intelligent Nation

10–15, Royal Society for the Arts, London Nobbs, D., (2009) The Reginald Perrin Omnibus, Arrow, London Peters, S., (2012) The Chimp Paradox, Vermilion, Random House, London Seddon, J., (2008) Systems Thinking in the Public Sector, ...

The Intelligent Nation

The Intelligent Nation proposes a systemic and radical transformation of the organisation, management, ownership and performance of the services of the state by capitalising on the potential offered by contemporary information capability and fulfilling the rights and obligations both to and of citizens. In this book, John Beckford shows how, by adopting the principles of an Intelligent Organisation, the state can thrive and meet the needs of its citizens. He proposes a complete rethink of the state as the enabler or provider of public services. In particular, he points to the failure of the public sector to significantly emulate the massive gains in productivity and customer focus experienced in both manufacturing and services (e.g. finance, retailing, insurance). Governance and all public services must be redesigned to align to the contemporary needs of the citizen and exploit the power of information to enable a transformation of their effectiveness, redefine efficiency and support human-based services in crucial areas. Each chapter provides the key learning points, a discussion of the problem in theory and practice, integrated case studies, and discussion points. Written in an accessible style, the book provides thought-provoking supplemental reading for masters and undergraduate students reading organisation theory, organisation development, political science, public administration, healthcare, information systems and business and management science.

Pratt a Manger

... Bookpost D. The complete Pratt 978.0099498353 £12.99 D Sex and other changes 9780099421658 £7.99 D' I Didn't Get where I Am Today 9780099421641 £7.99 D. Going Gently 978.00994.14650 f6.99 D Reginald Perrin omnibus 978.0099.436669.

Pratt a Manger

From the creator of Reginald Perrin - a hilarious novel returning to the life of Henry Pratt... When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London's Soho, Henry Pratt's life changes forever. He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long he is given his own series, Hooray, it's Henry. The book of the series reaches Number Two. He's a celebrity. Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginnings. But, as usual in Henry's life, things begin to go wrong. He incurs the deep hatred of rival celebrity chef Bradley Tompkins, with his bad manners, bad wig and no Michelin stars. A war is waged against him, escalating into plots and deceptions which threaten to destroy the reputation and career of the man dubbed 'The People's Chef'. It must be Bradley behind all this - or must it? On the domestic front, too, there are storms ahead. Henry is blissfully happy in his second marriage to Hilary, but he is sorely tempted by young Nicky and his lovely co-star Sally. Can he resist? Can he become a real man at last? Or will success spoil Henry Pratt for good...? We last met Henry Pratt in The Cucumber Man. Pratt à Manger continues the hilarious story of a great British underdog.

The Double Act

Nobbs, David (1999), The Reginald Perrin Omnibus. London: Arrow Books. Nobbs, David (2009), I Didn't Get Where I Am Today: An Autobiography. London: Arrow Books. Sandford, Jeremy and Law, Roger (1967), Synthetic Fun: A Short Soft Glance ...

The Double Act

THE double act has been at the heart of the British entertainment scene for over 150 years: from its start in the music halls, through radio shows such as Hancock’s Half Hour playing in virtually every household and on cinema and television, from Carry On films to Withnail and I. Explore the influence of comedy duos on their audience and how their performances evolved over time, the importance of the subtle art of the straight man next to the comic and discover some acts who might have passed you by. This book is a tribute to the comedians who have entertained the public for so long, dedicating their lives to adding a bit of laughter to the mundane everyday. The Double Act will appeal to all lovers of British comedy as it takes them through the golden moments of its history.

How NOT to Write a Sitcom

Reginald Perrin Omnibus. Arrow Books (2009). Nye, Simon. Best of Men Behaving Badly. Headline Books (2000). Sedita, Scott. The Eight Characters of Comedy. Atides Publishing (2005). Simon, Neil. Collected Plays Volumes 1–4.

How NOT to Write a Sitcom

The craft of sitcom is possibly the hardest of all screenwriting genres, demanding a complex set of skills. How NOT to Write a Sitcom is a troubleshooting guide aimed at both the novice and the practising sitcom writer. It illustrates and explains the many pitfalls in concept, characterisation, plotting and dramatic/comedic writing,which pepper the hundreds of scripts submitted every year. Each point is illustrated with an example of the error and each section contains practical suggestions and exercises for the writer to apply to their own writing. The book makes no assumption of the reader other than an interest in the form. It contains interviews with current producers as well as interviews with successful practioners of the craft. Marc Blake is a script consultant, writer and teacher of writing for sitcom. In this book he acts as a `script mechanic' for writers - stripping a sitcom down to its component parts, isolating the faults and fixing them. What script editors and producers are looking for are scripts that work. Naturally they want a genius in embryo, but above all they first want to see something that is roadworthy.

New Statesman

... 6.99 ) David Nobbs : The Reginald Perrin Omnibus ( Arrow , £ 10 ) Leonardo Sciascia : The Council of Egypt ( Carcanet , £ 9.95 ) WG Sebald : The Rings of Saturn ( Harvill , £ 6.99 ) Ludmila Ulitskaya : Sonechka and Other Stories ...

New Statesman


Screen International Film and TV Year Book

1978– 9 : Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin ( new series ) . ... Omnibus . Films : Cracked Actor ( with David Bowie ) , Getting Away With Murder ( Claude Chabrol ) , Group Portrait ( with Author Heinrich Boll ) .

Screen International Film and TV Year Book


BFI Film and Television Handbook

Reg Grundy Productions in association with Telepictures Productions Executive Producer : Alan Boyd Series Producer ... Lesley Vickerage One - hour Comedy Special The Legacy of Reginald Perrin Executive Producer / Director : Gareth ...

BFI Film and Television Handbook


International Film and TV Year Book

TV : An Accident Of Class And Sex , The Saturday Party , The Little Minister , The Five Pound Orange , Omnibus ( Thomas Mann ) . ... 1976 : TV : The Late Wife , The Fosters , Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin , Victorian Scandals .

International Film and TV Year Book


Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

R. Reginald Douglas Menville, Mary A. Burgess. Roamin' circus. + Dauphine , Claude Roar of ... + Heinlein, Robert A. The Robert Sheckley omnibus. + Sheckley, Robert A Robert ... + Perrin , A. Rough shooting. + Wren, Percival Christopher ...

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Who s who in the Theatre

... since 1964 , includes : Glittering Prizes , The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and The Kilvert Diaries ; author of play Father's Day , 1979 . ... including : Playhouse 90 , Omnibus , The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg , etc.

Who s who in the Theatre


International Motion Picture Almanac

Investigates , Rich Tea and Sympathy , The Legacy of Reginald Perrin ... 1978 ) , The Oath : PICTURES : Triple Bogey On A Par Five Hole , My New Gun , 33 Hours in the Life of God , Omnibus . Guest : More than 105 Szuler , Scent of a ...

International Motion Picture Almanac


The Itinerant Lodger

David Nobbs classic is now available in ebook format.

The Itinerant Lodger

David Nobbs classic is now available in ebook format.

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

Hort . , Whiteknights , Reading RG6 2AH ( 11.77 ) Agr 7049 0239 7 Better World of Reginald Perrin ( Nobbs ) IC8.224 . ... 0.65 Omnibus Health Bks . , 23 East St. , Farnham GU9 7SD ( 7.78 ) Dom 906376 009 Between Boards : New Thoughts on ...

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List