Company for Gertrude

Series 1 - Episode 3 Company for Gertrude



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.


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 & Crew

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
Director Paul Seed
Producer Spencer Campbell
Writer Guy Andrews
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