Watkyn Bassett

Watkyn Bassett

Sir Watkyn Bassett is a recurring fictional character in the stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, being a magistrate in the Bosher Street courthouse in London, the father of Madeline Bassett, and Bertie Wooster's potential father-in-law on several occasions. In "The Code of the Woosters", he fined Bertie £5 for stealing a policeman's helmet on Oxford University's Boat Race Night, and has considered him a thief since.

Bassett is a noted collector of antique silver, and his collection rivals that of Bertie's Uncle Tom Travers, causing Bertie, at his Aunt Dahlia's request, to attempt to burgle Bassett's residence, Totleigh Towers.

In the television series "Jeeves and Wooster", Bassett is portrayed by John Woodnutt. In the television series, he is also the uncle of Florence Craye, although that was not the case in the original stories.


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