Martin Jarvis performs the second of two of two celebrated P.G. Wodehouse stories, starring Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.
Recorded before a live audience, the performance was a highlight of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival of Literature.
This is Bertie's account of how he hired Jeeves as his 'gentleman's personal' gentleman. Jeeves's first task is to assist Bertie in spiriting away a scandalous family memoir, before publication. And more crucially, extricating the young master from the clutches of Florence.
It's a one-man tour de force - as well as Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays Bertie's fiendish fiancée Florence Craye. In reviews for his previous one-man Radio 4 Wodehouse performance, The Times said, "Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year...Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next."
Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in 'By Jeeves' on Broadway.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.