- Jeeves and Wooster
show_name = Jeeves and Wooster
caption = Series title card
runtime = 55 minutes
Hugh Laurie Stephen Fry
country = UK
22 April 1990
20 June 1993
num_episodes = 23Main|List of Jeeves and Wooster episodes
imdb_id = 0098833
"Jeeves and Wooster" is a British
comedy television seriesadapted by Clive Extonfrom P.G. Wodehouse's Jeevesstories. The series was produced by Picture Partnership Productions for Granada Televisionand screened on the ITVnetwork from 1990 to 1993. It starred Hugh Laurieas Bertie Wooster, a jovial but empty-headed young gentleman, and Stephen Fryas Jeeves, his improbably well-informed and talented valet. The stories are set in Englandand the United Statesin pre- World War II20th century (there are aspects of the Edwardian era, 1920s and 1930s).
Wooster is a well-to-do
bachelor, a minor aristocratand a member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Clubare aided in all manner of societal adventures by the indispensable "gentleman's personal gentleman" Jeeves. Wodehouse drew the themes of his plots from classical New Comedywhich concern the entangled love lifes of the major characters.
Four series were produced with 23
episodes in total. The programmes were produced by Brian Eastman and are all available on DVD.
The theme music was composed by
Actors' names are given with the series in which they appeared.
* Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster —
Reginald Jeeves— Stephen Fry
Anatole— John Barrard(1)
Rosie M. Banks— Anastasia Hille(4)
* Cyril Bassington-Bassington —
* Cora Bellinger —
* Bicky Bickersteth —
* Biffy Biffen —
* Rev. Beefy Bingham —
* Lord Bittlesham —
* Mr. Blumenfield —
Billy J. Mitchell(1,3)
* Sydney Blumenfield —
* Daphne Braithwaite —
* Brinkley — Fred Evans (2,4)
* George Caffyn — David Crean (3)
* Freddie Chalk-Marshall —
* Darcy "Stilton" Cheesewright —
Chuffy Chuffnell— Matthew Solon(2)
* Seabury Chuffnell —
* Myrtle Chuffnell —
* Professor Cluj —
* Aneta Cluj —
* Corky Corcoran —
* Blair Eggleston —
Boko Fittleworth— Richard Stirling(1)
Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps— Adam Blackwood (1); Martin Clunes(2)
Lady Glossop— Jane Downs(1,2)
* Oswald Glossop —
* Aline Hemmingway —
* Sidney Hemmingway —
* Porkie Jupp —
* Liftman —
* Lady Malvern —
* Wilmot Malvern —
Gwladys Pendlebury— Deirdre Strath(4)
* Lucius Pim —
Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright— John Elmes(3)
Oofy Prosser— Richard Dixon(1,2)
* Prysock —
* Lord Rainsby —
* Ms. Rockmetteller —
* Enoch Simpson —
Davis Blake Kelly(1)
* Muriel Singer —
* Slingsby —
* Myrtle Snap —
Rupert Steggles— Richard Braine(1)
* Dwight Stoker —
James Holland (actor)(2)
* Pauline Stoker —
Sharon Holm(2); Kymberley Huffman(3)
* Emerald Stoker —
* J. Washburn Stoker —
Manning Redwood(2); Don Fellows(3)
* Rocky Todd —
Angela Travers— Amanda Elwes(1)
Tom Travers— Ralph Michael(1,4)
* Jas Waterbury — David Healy (4)
* Trixie Waterbury —
* Lady Wickham —
* Lord Wickhammersley —
* Lady Wickhammersley —
Bobbie Wickham— Nina Botting(1); Niamh Cusack(2)
* Sir Cuthbert Wickham —
Freddie Widgeon— Charles Millham(1); John Duval(2)
* Maud Wilberforce —
Dame Daphne Winkworth— Rosalind Knight(3)
* Gertrude Winkworth —
* Uncle George Wooster —
* Claude Wooster —
Hugo E. Blick(1); Jeremy Brook(4)
* Eustace Wooster —
Ian Jeffs(1); Joss Brook(4)
* Alexander Worple —
* Lord Worplesden — Frederick Treves (4)
Ted Tucker— James Patten
Totleigh Towerswas filmed at Highclere Castle, Berks.
*Exterior shots of
Brinkley Courtwere filmed at Barnsley Park, Glos. in series 1 and Hall Barn, Bucks. in series 4.
*All interior shots of
Brinkley Courtwere filmed at Wrotham Park, Herts.
*Interior and exterior shots of Chuffnell Hall, in series 2, were also filmed at Wrotham Park.
*Shots of Chuffnell Regis, Devon, were filmed in
*Ditteridge Hall ("Jeeves Takes Charge") was filmed at Englefield House, Berks.
*Twing Hall ("The Purity of the Turf") was filmed at Stanway House, Glos.
*The "Victoria Hotel" and the "Hotel Riviera" in Westcombe-on-Sea ("Pearls Mean Tears") were filmed in
*Chuffy's Aunt's House ("Kidnapped!") was filmed at
Clandon Park, Surrey.
Deverill Hall("Right Ho, Jeeves") was filmed at Joyce Grove, Oxon.
*Fothergill Hall ("Comrade Bingo") was filmed at
Dorney Court, Bucks.
*Lord Worplesdon's New York residence ("The Once and Future Ex") was filmed at Gaddesden Place, Herts.
*Exterior shots of Stuyvesant Towers, Wooster's residence in
New York Cityin series 3 and 4, were filmed at Senate House in Bloomsbury, the central library and administration building for the University of London.
* Bertie Wooster's car is an early 1930s
* Chuffy Chufnell drives a
Lagondain series 2.
* Because the lead actors Fry (6'5") and Laurie (6'3") are particularly tall, the supporting players were cast with this in mind and are almost uniformly tall themselves.
* An element of the TV show not present in the books is Wooster's (Hugh Laurie's) skill at piano playing. Several memorable scenes in the TV show feature Laurie playing a humorous piano song and, occasionally, Jeeves joining in for a duet.
*Viven Pickles also plays Aunt Dahlia in the
BBC Radio 4series "What-ho, Jeeves!"
* The theme music by Anne Dudley was also used in the movie
Mickey Blue Eyeswith Hugh Grant
* [http://www.hatsharpening.com/j&w/television.php Hat-Sharpening] : An episode guide to the series, including information about which episodes were adapted from which Wodehouse stories
* [http://wodehouse.ru/jaweng.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society] : Episode guides, screenshots and quotes from the four series
* [http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/1060579/index.html British Film Institute Screen Online]
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