PG Wodehouse's story with an eccentric earl, a young man, a chorus girl and a butler.
This cannily observant early P.G.
Wodehouse story was lost for 99 years, now recently discovered.
It has some classic "Plum" ingredients: an eccentric Earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl, and of course a butler, not Jeeves (Wodehouse hadn't created him yet!) but the ancient 'Keeling', who has more worldly wisdom than anybody.
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.
By PG Wodehouse.
Published by the Washington Herald Literary Magazine in 1910 and lost for 99 years, this story was recently discovered by a Wodehouse scholar.
It features some classic Wodehouse ingredients: an eccentric earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl and of course a butler - not Jeeves, but the ancient and wise Keeling.
This world broadcast premiere is read by Martin Jarvis.
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.