Summer Lightning

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0120100704

A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Affably absent-minded Earl of Emsworth, preparing his prize-winning pig Empress of Blandings for the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is afraid that rival pig-owner Sir Gregory Parsloe is planning to nobble his precious Empress. Parsloe fears that Emsworth's brother Galahad's memoirs contain scurrilous stories about their younger days in the naughty 1890s - particularly a racy story involving some prawns. He plans to hire private detective Percy Pilbeam to purloin the manuscript.

Emsworth's sister Lady Constance, equally desperate to stop publication, also has a secret plan.

And romance is in the air. His Lordship's new secretary and Emsworth's niece Millicent are secretly in love, but need financial help to pull off the marital merger. Emsworth's nephew, Ronnie Fish, is also in love with an unsuitable person - chorus girl Sue Brown. But Emsworth refuses to allow Ronnie any more money. Ronnie concocts a plan to regain his uncle's approval.

Pig-napping, private detection, impostering, mistaken situations, fisticuffs and broken engagements ensue. All is set for glorious mid-summer mayhem.

Galahad Threepwood....Charles Dance

Lady Constance....Patricia Hodge

Beach....Tim Pigott-Smith

Percy Pilbeam....Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth....Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody....Samuel West

Sue Brown....Lisa Dillon

Ronnie Fish....Matthew Wolf

Millicent....Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter....Jared Harris

Sir Gregory Parsloe....Michael Jayston

Stage Doorman/Second Waiter....David Weston

Commissionaire/First Waiter....Jon Glover

Pagegirl....Anna Moore

Voice of Wodehouse....Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Dramatisation of PG Wodehouse's timeless comic classic of romance, scandal and pig-napping

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A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Affably absent-minded Earl of Emsworth, preparing his prize-winning pig Empress of Blandings for the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is afraid that rival pig-owner Sir Gregory Parsloe is planning to nobble his precious Empress.

Parsloe fears that Emsworth's brother Galahad's memoirs contain scurrilous stories about their younger days in the naughty 1890s - particularly a racy story involving some prawns.

He plans to hire private detective Percy Pilbeam to purloin the manuscript.

Emsworth's sister Lady Constance, equally desperate to stop publication, also has a secret plan.

And romance is in the air.

His Lordship's new secretary and Emsworth's niece Millicent are secretly in love, but need financial help to pull off the marital merger.

Emsworth's nephew, Ronnie Fish, is also in love with an unsuitable person - chorus girl Sue Brown.

But Emsworth refuses to allow Ronnie any more money.

Ronnie concocts a plan to regain his uncle's approval.

Pig-napping, private detection, impostering, mistaken situations, fisticuffs and broken engagements ensue.

All is set for glorious mid-summer mayhem.

Galahad Threepwood - Charles Dance

Lady Constance - Patricia Hodge

Beach - Tim Pigott-smith

Percy Pilbeam - Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth - Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody - Samuel West

Sue Brown - LiSa Dillon

Ronnie Fish - Matthew Wolf

Millicent - Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter - Jared Harris

Sir Gregory Parsloe - Michael Jayston

Stage Doorman/Second Waiter - David Weston

Commissionaire/First Waiter - Jon Glover

Pagegirl - Anna Moore

Voice of Wodehouse - Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Dramatisation of PG Wodehouse's timeless comic classic of romance, scandal and pig-napping

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20130925 (BBC7)
20130926 (BBC7)

Romance, scandal and pig-napping in a timeless comic classic.

A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Affably absent-minded Earl of Emsworth, preparing his prize-winning pig Empress of Blandings for the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is afraid that rival pig-owner Sir Gregory Parsloe is planning to nobble his precious Empress. Parsloe fears that Emsworth's brother Galahad's memoirs contain scurrilous stories about their younger days in the naughty 1890s - particularly a racy story involving some prawns. He plans to hire private detective Percy Pilbeam to purloin the manuscript.

Emsworth's sister Lady Constance, equally desperate to stop publication, also has a secret plan.

And romance is in the air. His Lordship's new secretary and Emsworth's niece Millicent are secretly in love, but need financial help to pull off the marital merger. Emsworth's nephew, Ronnie Fish, is also in love with an unsuitable person - chorus girl Sue Brown. But Emsworth refuses to allow Ronnie any more money. Ronnie concocts a plan to regain his uncle's approval.

Pig-napping, private detection, impostering, mistaken situations, fisticuffs and broken engagements ensue. All is set for glorious mid-summer mayhem.

Galahad Threepwood - Charles Dance

Lady Constance - Patricia Hodge

Beach - Tim Pigott-smith

Percy Pilbeam - Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth - Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody - Samuel West

Sue Brown - Lisa Dillon

Ronnie Fish - Matthew Wolf

Millicent - Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter - Jared Harris

Sir Gregory Parsloe - Michael Jayston

Stage Doorman/Second Waiter - David Weston

Commissionaire/First Waiter - Jon Glover

Pagegirl - Anna Moore

Voice of Wodehouse - Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Affably absent-minded Earl of Emsworth, preparing his prize-winning pig Empress of Blandings for the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is afraid that rival pig-owner Sir Gregory Parsloe is planning to nobble his precious Empress.

Parsloe fears that Emsworth's brother Galahad's memoirs contain scurrilous stories about their younger days in the naughty 1890s - particularly a racy story involving some prawns.

He plans to hire private detective Percy Pilbeam to purloin the manuscript.

And romance is in the air.

His Lordship's new secretary and Emsworth's niece Millicent are secretly in love, but need financial help to pull off the marital merger.

Emsworth's nephew, Ronnie Fish, is also in love with an unsuitable person - chorus girl Sue Brown.

But Emsworth refuses to allow Ronnie any more money.

Ronnie concocts a plan to regain his uncle's approval.

Pig-napping, private detection, impostering, mistaken situations, fisticuffs and broken engagements ensue.

All is set for glorious mid-summer mayhem.

Dramatisation of PG Wodehouse's timeless comic classic of romance, scandal and pig-napping

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0220100711

02 LAST20100711

A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Lord Emsworth's brother, Galahad Threepwood, is writing his memoirs, to the horror and trepidation of all who knew him in their wild youths. Sinister forces at Blandings Castle scheme to halt the scandalous revelations.

Rupert Baxter has been recalled to Blandings by Lady Constance to steal the incriminating maunscript on her behalf. Emsworth's beloved pig, the Empress, has disappeared.

Hugo and Millicent's secret engagement has been broken off. In an attempt to assuage Ronnie's mistaken anger over a nightclub encounter, Sue is now masquerading as an American heiress.

Detective Percy Pilbeam, also ensconced in the castle, plots to steal Galahad's racy memoirs. Beach the butler is nervous about his part in the stolen pig plot.

Will these dilemmas be happily resolved, restoring peace and harmony to Blandings?

Hon. Galahad Threepwood... Charles Dance

Lady Constance... Patricia Hodge

Beach....Tim Pigott-Smith

Percy Pilbeam... Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth... Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody... Samuel West

Sue Brown... Lisa Dillon

Ronnie Fish... Matthew Wolf

Millicent... Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter... Jared Harris

Mrs Rundle... Joanna David

Voice of Wodehouse... Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Will peace and harmony be restored to Blandings?

02 LAST20100711

A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Lord Emsworth's brother, Galahad Threepwood, is writing his memoirs, to the horror and trepidation of all who knew him in their wild youths.

Sinister forces at Blandings Castle scheme to halt the scandalous revelations.

Rupert Baxter has been recalled to Blandings by Lady Constance to steal the incriminating maunscript on her behalf.

Emsworth's beloved pig, the Empress, has disappeared.

Hugo and Millicent's secret engagement has been broken off.

In an attempt to assuage Ronnie's mistaken anger over a nightclub encounter, Sue is now masquerading as an American heiress.

Detective Percy Pilbeam, also ensconced in the castle, plots to steal Galahad's racy memoirs.

Beach the butler is nervous about his part in the stolen pig plot.

Will these dilemmas be happily resolved, restoring peace and harmony to Blandings?

Hon.

Galahad Threepwood...

Charles Dance

Lady Constance...

Patricia Hodge

Beach - Tim Pigott-smith

Percy Pilbeam...

Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth...

Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody...

Samuel West

Sue Brown...

LiSa Dillon

Ronnie Fish...

Matthew Wolf

Millicent...

Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter...

Jared Harris

Mrs Rundle...

Joanna David

Voice of Wodehouse...

Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Will peace and harmony be restored to Blandings?

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20130926 (BBC7)
20130927 (BBC7)

Scandalous revelations and a missing pig. Can peace and harmony be restored to Blandings?

A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Lord Emsworth's brother, Galahad Threepwood, is writing his memoirs, to the horror and trepidation of all who knew him in their wild youths. Sinister forces at Blandings Castle scheme to halt the scandalous revelations.

Rupert Baxter has been recalled to Blandings by Lady Constance to steal the incriminating maunscript on her behalf. Emsworth's beloved pig, the Empress, has disappeared.

Hugo and Millicent's secret engagement has been broken off. In an attempt to assuage Ronnie's mistaken anger over a nightclub encounter, Sue is now masquerading as an American heiress.

Detective Percy Pilbeam, also ensconced in the castle, plots to steal Galahad's racy memoirs. Beach the butler is nervous about his part in the stolen pig plot.

Will these dilemmas be happily resolved, restoring peace and harmony to Blandings?

Hon. Galahad Threepwood... Charles Dance

Lady Constance... Patricia Hodge

Beach - Tim Pigott-smith

Percy Pilbeam... Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth... Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody... Samuel West

Sue Brown... Lisa Dillon

Ronnie Fish... Matthew Wolf

Millicent... Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter... Jared Harris

Mrs Rundle... Joanna David

Voice of Wodehouse... Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Lord Emsworth's brother, Galahad Threepwood, is writing his memoirs, to the horror and trepidation of all who knew him in their wild youths.

Sinister forces at Blandings Castle scheme to halt the scandalous revelations.

Rupert Baxter has been recalled to Blandings by Lady Constance to steal the incriminating maunscript on her behalf.

Emsworth's beloved pig, the Empress, has disappeared.

Hugo and Millicent's secret engagement has been broken off.

In an attempt to assuage Ronnie's mistaken anger over a nightclub encounter, Sue is now masquerading as an American heiress.

Detective Percy Pilbeam, also ensconced in the castle, plots to steal Galahad's racy memoirs.

Beach the butler is nervous about his part in the stolen pig plot.

Hon.

Galahad Threepwood...

Charles Dance

Lady Constance...

Patricia Hodge

Percy Pilbeam...

Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth...

Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody...

Samuel West

Sue Brown...

LiSa Dillon

Ronnie Fish...

Matthew Wolf

Millicent...

Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter...

Jared Harris

Mrs Rundle...

Joanna David

Voice of Wodehouse...

Ian Ogilvy

Will peace and harmony be restored to Blandings?

02 LAST20100717

A star cast in a timeless comedy.

Lord Emsworth's brother, Galahad Threepwood, is writing his memoirs, to the horror and trepidation of all who knew him in their wild youths.

Sinister forces at Blandings Castle scheme to halt the scandalous revelations.

Rupert Baxter has been recalled to Blandings by Lady Constance to steal the incriminating maunscript on her behalf.

Emsworth's beloved pig, the Empress, has disappeared.

Hugo and Millicent's secret engagement has been broken off.

In an attempt to assuage Ronnie's mistaken anger over a nightclub encounter, Sue is now masquerading as an American heiress.

Detective Percy Pilbeam, also ensconced in the castle, plots to steal Galahad's racy memoirs.

Beach the butler is nervous about his part in the stolen pig plot.

Will these dilemmas be happily resolved, restoring peace and harmony to Blandings?

Hon.

Galahad Threepwood...

Charles Dance

Lady Constance...

Patricia Hodge

Beach....Tim Pigott-smith

Percy Pilbeam...

Matt Lucas

Lord Emsworth...

Martin Jarvis

Hugo Carmody...

Samuel West

Sue Brown...

LiSa Dillon

Ronnie Fish...

Matthew Wolf

Millicent...

Rachael Stirling

Rupert Baxter...

Jared Harris

Mrs Rundle...

Joanna David

Voice of Wodehouse...

Ian Ogilvy

Dramatised by Archie Scottney.

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Will peace and harmony be restored to Blandings?