Blandings

Series 1 - 3. Company for Gertrude

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Beefy Popjoy, Herr Schnellhund, Paquita Manganara: the characters in Guy Andrews’s adaptations of PG Wodehouse’s stories have such gloriously ludicrous names you can’t help but smile. This week a German dance teacher (David Bamber) is drafted in to help Lord Emsworth with his footwork while the sublimely foolish Freddie has managed to marry a girl who speaks no English. He met her in a club “dancing around in a girdle of soft fruit” so he’s trying to keep this from his formidable Aunt Connie in case “she soars over my cranium and feasts on my brains”. “A meagre luncheon that will be” is Emsworth’s cutting response.

About this programme

3/6. Clarence needs someone to keep his niece Gertrude company - then as if in answer to his prayers, the clumsy Beefy Bingham conveniently turns up at the castle. Meanwhile, Freddie appears to have got himself married to a Portuguese girl. Now all he has to do is conceal the fact from Connie - which is much easier said than done. Comedy based on the stories by PG Wodehouse, starring Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Mark Williams and Jack Farthing.

Cast and crew

Cast

Clarence
Timothy Spall
Connie
Jennifer Saunders
Beach
Mark Williams
Freddie
Jack Farthing
Paquita
Thaila Zucchi
Rupert Bingham
Sam Hoare
Herr Schnellhund
David Bamber
Gertrude
Eve Hedderwick Turner

Crew

Director
Paul Seed
Producer
Spencer Campbell
Writer
Guy Andrews
Categories
Comedy

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