How To Be An Internee With No Previous Experience

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Drama by Colin Shindler based on the 1944 interviews between PG Wodehouse and a young Malcolm Muggeridge, working as a wartime interrogator for MI5, following Wodehouse's radio broadcasts to the United States from a Nazi internment camp.

by Colin Shindler

In 1944, PG Wodehouse, the creator of Jeeves and Wooster, was questioned by MI5 after broadcasting to America from a German internment camp.

One of the interrogators was an up and coming journalist called Malcolm Muggeridge.

The other was Major EJP Cussen, who later became a high court judge.

The stakes were high: one of Britain's best loved authors was facing the possibility of the death penalty.

MI-5 questions PG Wodehouse about his controversial wartime broadcasts.

How To Be An Internee With No Previous Experience

In 1944, PG Wodehouse, the creator of Jeeves and Wooster, was questioned by MI5 after broadcasting to America from a German internment camp. One of the interrogators was an up and coming journalist called Malcolm Muggeridge. The other was Major EJP Cussen, who later became a high court judge. The stakes were high: one of Britain's best loved authors was facing the possibility of the death penalty.

Wodehouse Tim McInnerny

Muggeridge Alex Jennings

Cussen Anton Lesser

Connor Stephen Critchlow

Flannery Gunnar Cauthery

Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild.