Bingo Little

Bingo Little

Richard P. "Bingo" Little is a recurring fictional character from the Drones and the Jeeves stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, being a friend of Jeeves's master Bertie Wooster and a member of the Drones Club.

Overview

Bingo Little is a longtime friend of Bertie Wooster, they were born in the same village a few days apart, and went together to preparatory school (under Rev. Upjohn), secondary school at Eton College, then to the University of Oxford, where, unlike most other members of the Drones Club, Bingo gained a degree.

Bingo Little has a tendency to fall in love with most young girls he comes across, but is apt to fall just as quickly out of love with them when he sees someone else. This is not out of spite, he's just a very indecisive young chap. Among his heart's desires have been:

* Mabel, a waitress
* Honoria Glossop, the formidable daughter of Sir Roderick Glossop
* Daphne Braythwayt, a friend of Honoria
* Charlotte Corday Rowbotham, a revolutionary
* Lady Cynthia Wickhammersley
* Mary Burgess, niece of the Rev. Frances Heppenstall
* Rosie M. Banks, whom he married

After much heart-ache and falling in love with girls he saw on the bus, Bingo settled down and married the romance novelist Rosie M. Banks. The union was then blessed with a son, Algernon Aubrey Little. Bingo continued to appear in short stories, both alongside and independently of Bertie Wooster, and usually involving some financial scrape.

tories

Bingo is featured in:

* "Jeeves in the Springtime" (1921) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "Scoring Off Jeeves" (1922) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "Comrade Bingo" (1922) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "The Great Sermon Handicap" (1922) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "The Purity of the Turf" (1922) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "The Metropolitan Touch" (1922) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "Bingo and the Little Woman" (1922) – short story, collected in "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923)
* "Clustering Round Young Bingo" (1925) – short story, collected in "Carry on, Jeeves" (1925)
* "Jeeves and the Impending Doom" (1926) – short story, collected in "Very Good, Jeeves" (1930)
* "Jeeves and the Old School Chum" (1930) – short story, collected in "Very Good, Jeeves" (1930)
* "All's Well with Bingo" (1937) – short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" (1937) – short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "The Editor Regrets" (1939) – short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "Sonny Boy" (1939) – short story, collected in "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets" (1940)
* "The Word in Season" (1940) – short story, collected in "A Few Quick Ones" (1959)
* "The Shadow Passes" (1950) – short story, collected in "Nothing Serious" (1950)
* "Leave It to Algy" (1954, rewrite of "The Ordeal of Bingo Little") – short story, collected in "A Few Quick Ones" (1959)
* "Bingo Bans the Bomb" (1965) – short story, collected in "Plum Pie" (1966)
* "Stylish Stouts" (1965, also recycled as "The Great Fat Uncle Contest") – short story, collected in "Plum Pie" (1966)

Bingo is mentioned in:

* "Bramley Is So Bracing" (1939) – Widgeon short story, collected in "Nothing Serious" (1950)
* "The Mating Season" (1949) – Jeeves novel

Actors

By chronological order on the first item of each sub-section:

; Film and television actors [http://imdb.com/Find?select=Characters&for=Bingo+Little "Bingo Little"] at the Internet Movie Database

* John Alderton in the 1975–1978 BBC TV series "Wodehouse Playhouse", season 3, episode 5 (1978)
* Derek Nimmo in the 1965–1967 BBC One series "The World of Wooster"
* In the 1990–1993 ITV series "Jeeves and Wooster":
** Michael Siberry, season 1, episode 1 and 3, season 2, episode 6
** Pip Torrens, season 3, episode 6, season 4, episode 3
* Don Stephenson in the 2001 film/TV recording of the musical "By Jeeves"

; Radio actors

; Audiobook actors

ee also

* Drones Club

References

; Sources consulted

* Cite web
author = Reggie
date = 2007-03-16 update
title = "Wodehouse Who's Who: Bingo Little"
work = Blandings, a Companion to the Works of P. G. Wodehouse
url = http://www.blandings.org.uk/who/Little_Bingo.htm
archiveurl = http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-09-03&url=http://www.blandings.org.uk/who/Little_Bingo.htm
archivedate = 2007-09-03

; Endnotes

External links

* Cite web
author = Hutchinson, Kyle
title = "Wodehouse Characters: Bingo Little"
work = The P. G. Wodehouse Story Index [database]
url = http://reasonablevoice.net/windex/character.php?name=105
(last updated 2006-05-11 )


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