Brilliantly funny comedy-thriller.
Jeeves is on loan to young Lord Rowcester (Bill). Wooster is absent, attending a school designed to teach the aristocracy to fend for itself. Jeeves has to exert his gigantic fish-fed brain to help his new master raise money by selling his crumbling pile to a wealthy American widow.
She thinks the Abbey is wonderful, full of ghosts. (Her hobby: psychic phenomena.) Will she buy it? There are complications. It's damp. She has fibrositis. Plus Bill's fiancée Jill mistrusts 'Rosie's' motives. There's also bluff Captain Biggar on the trail of a bookie and his clerk, who conned him at Epsom races and have somehow gone to ground in the Abbey. They are in fact Bill and Jeeves. Will he unmask them? Will Jeeves be on hand to provide more than brandy?
Dazzling star cast; witty production. Martin Jarvis having played Jeeves on Broadway now brings his award-winning characterization to the Classic Serial, abetted by Rufus Sewell, Joanne Whalley, Glenne Headly, Jamie Bamber and Ian Ogilvy.
Dramatised by Archie Scottney
Director Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4
RING FOR JEEVES. R4 Classic Serial - 2 Episodes
Episode 1 - Sun 20th April 3pm. Wk 16. Rptd 9pm Sat 26th April 2014. Wk 17.
Episode 2 - Sun 26th April 3pm. Wk 17. Rptd Sun 4th May 9pm. Wk 18.
An all-star cast brings P.G. Wodehouse supremely funny 1950s horse-racing novel to galloping life. Dramatised by Archie Scottney. Jeeves, on loan to young Lord Rowcester (Bill), devises a plan to assist his impoverished new master sell his crumbling pile to a wealthy American widow. But will she buy it?
There's also White Hunter Captain Biggar on the trail of a bookie and his clerk who conned him at Epsom races. Who are they? Could they in fact be Bill and Jeeves? Will the captain unmask them? Will Jeeves and his gigantic fish-fed brain win the day?
Finally our impeccable 'gentleman's personal gentleman' has a solution to dazzle and amaze us all. A stellar cast in Rosalind Ayres' sparkling production. Martin Jarvis, having played Jeeves on Broadway and in various one-man performances, now brings his award-winning characterisation to the Classic Serial, abetted by Rufus Sewell, Joanne Whalley, Glenne Headly, Jamie Bamber, Christopher Neame and Ian Ogilvy.