Blandings

Series 1 - 5. Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

It’s the Blandings fête, the Emsworth family’s most important day of the year, according to battleaxe Constance (Jennifer Saunders).

Of course the event will be ruined because idiot Freddie is giving an unsuitable speech in the big tent and there are a pair of grubby urchins roaming the grounds of Blandings, intent on mischief. They are a couple of “London Fresh Air Children” who, Constance tells her brother Lord Emsworth, “are here to see civilised people comporting themselves properly”. But Emsworth, for once, refuses to be cowed either by his sister or his incomprehensible, gravel-obsessed gardener.

About this programme

5/6. It's the annual fete at Blandings, a day Clarence dreads because Connie always forces him to wear a top hat and stumble his way through an awkward speech. As if that weren't bad enough, he has a run-in with tyrannical head gardener McAllister, who won't let the bumbling lord pick any flowers. All seems lost - until he befriends a pair of cheeky children who encourage him to be more assertive.

Cast and crew

Cast

Clarence
Timothy Spall
Connie
Jennifer Saunders
Beach
Mark Williams
Freddie
Jack Farthing
McAllister
Ron Donachie
Gandle
Richard Doubleday
Miss Younghusband
Emily Beecham
Gladys
Molly Colin
Ern
Ashley Foster
Mrs Rossiter
Olivia Nash

Crew

Director
Paul Seed
Producer
Spencer Campbell
Writer
Guy Andrews
Categories
Comedy

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