Uncle Fred In The Springtime

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 119950911

First broadcast on 1994-04-11

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 2

Broadcast history

11 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 1019950922

First broadcast on 1994-04-22

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Previous in series: PART 9

Broadcast history

22 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 219950912

First broadcast on 1994-04-12

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 3

Previous in series: PART 1

Broadcast history

12 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

12 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 319950913

First broadcast on 1994-04-13

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 4

Previous in series: PART 2

Broadcast history

13 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

13 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 419950914

First broadcast on 1994-04-14

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 5

Previous in series: PART 3

Broadcast history

14 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 519950915

First broadcast on 1994-04-15

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 6

Previous in series: PART 4

Broadcast history

15 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 619950918

First broadcast on 1994-04-18

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 8

Previous in series: PART 5

Broadcast history

18 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 819950920

First broadcast on 1994-04-20

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 9

Previous in series: PART 6

Broadcast history

20 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

20 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Part 919950921

First broadcast on 1994-04-21

Producer: P.

RAYNER

Next in series: PART 10

Previous in series: PART 8

Broadcast history

21 Apr 1994 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Sep 1995 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-01-31.

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Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Joyous all-star spring fever, led by Alfred Molina, Patricia Hodge, Jared Harris, Martin Jarvis and Rufus Sewell. A pig-napping romantic thriller! PGW's dialogue dances across the Blandings Castle lawns. Charming Earl of Ickenham (Uncle Fred) has received a plea from affably dotty Lord Emsworth to help foil a plot to steal his prize-winning pig. And to examine the sanity of eccentric Duke of Dunstable.

Delighting in such entertainment, Uncle Fred arrives at Blandings in the guise of "brain specialist" Glossop, with nephew Pongo posing as his secretary. Lively Polly Pott is the third imposter, secretly engaged to Dunstable's nephew Ricky and hoping to charm her prospective uncle-in-law. Emsworth's devious secretary Rupert Baxter (Jared Harris) spots them but can't call their bluff for fear of blackmail. Emsworth's sister Connie suspects they are jewel thieves. Bosham, Emsworth's son, thinks all is above board. But then Polly's detective Dad is called in. Will the pig-napping happen?

Cast:

Uncle Fred....Alfred Molina

Lady Constance....Patricia Hodge

The Duke of Dunstable....Christopher Neame

Rupert Baxter....Jared Harris

Ricky Gilpin....Rufus Sewell

Horace Davenport....Lloyd Owen

Mustard Pott....Julian Holloway

Polly Pott....Sophie Winkleman

Lord Emsworth....Martin Jarvis

P.G. Wodehouse....Ian Ogilvy

Lord Bosham....Simon Templeman

Pongo Twistleton....Matthew Wolf

Beach....Kenneth Danziger

Valerie Twistleton....Moira Quirk

Webster/Footmen....Darren Richardson

Singing Gardener....Mark Holden

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producer: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin Jarvis directs Alfred Molina in this 1930s Blandings comic masterpiece.

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Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Charismatic Uncle Fred (Alfred Molina) is still at Blandings Castle masquerading as a 'brain doctor'. The Duke of Dunstable's lunatic pig-napping scheme continues. He calls in nephew Ricky. Money is involved, and maybe a

chance for Ricky to marry Polly Pott. Lord Emsworth's prize-pig Empress of Blandings is purloined - and hidden.

Will all end happily? Will true love triumph? Even happiness for the Pig? Will our ageing hero, Uncle Fred, be able to leave for London, feeling that 'there are no limits to what I can accomplish - in the Springtime'? All-star cast directed by Martin Jarvis.

Cast:

Uncle Fred....Alfred Molina

Lady Constance....Patricia Hodge

The Duke of Dunstable....Christopher Neame

Rupert Baxter....Jared Harris

Ricky Gilpin....Rufus Sewell

Horace Davenport....Lloyd Owen

Mustard Pott....Julian Holloway

Polly Pott....Sophie Winkleman

Lord Emsworth....Martin Jarvis

P.G. Wodehouse....Ian Ogilvy

Lord Bosham....Simon Templeman

Pongo Twistleton....Matthew Wolf

Beach....Kenneth Danziger

Valerie Twistleton....Moira Quirk

Webster/Footmen....Darren Richardson

Singing Gardener....Mark Holden

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producers: Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

02 LAST20120429

Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Charismatic Uncle Fred (Alfred Molina) is still at Blandings Castle masquerading as a 'brain doctor'. The Duke of Dunstable's lunatic pig-napping scheme continues. He calls in nephew Ricky. Money is involved, and maybe a

chance for Ricky to marry Polly Pott. Lord Emsworth's prize-pig Empress of Blandings is purloined - and hidden.

Will all end happily? Will true love triumph? Even happiness for the Pig? Will our ageing hero, Uncle Fred, be able to leave for London, feeling that 'there are no limits to what I can accomplish - in the Springtime'? All-star cast directed by Martin Jarvis.

Cast:

Uncle Fred....Alfred Molina

Lady Constance....Patricia Hodge

The Duke of Dunstable....Christopher Neame

Rupert Baxter....Jared Harris

Ricky Gilpin....Rufus Sewell

Horace Davenport....Lloyd Owen

Mustard Pott....Julian Holloway

Polly Pott....Sophie Winkleman

Lord Emsworth....Martin Jarvis

P.G. Wodehouse....Ian Ogilvy

Lord Bosham....Simon Templeman

Pongo Twistleton....Matthew Wolf

Beach....Kenneth Danziger

Valerie Twistleton....Moira Quirk

Webster/Footmen....Darren Richardson

Singing Gardener....Mark Holden

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producers: Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Uncle Fred is still masquerading as a brain doctor and Lord Emsworth's prize pig is stolen

02 LAST20120505

Dramatised by Archie Scottney

Charismatic Uncle Fred (Alfred Molina) is still at Blandings Castle masquerading as a 'brain doctor'. The Duke of Dunstable's lunatic pig-napping scheme continues. He calls in nephew Ricky. Money is involved, and maybe a

chance for Ricky to marry Polly Pott. Lord Emsworth's prize-pig Empress of Blandings is purloined - and hidden.

Will all end happily? Will true love triumph? Even happiness for the Pig? Will our ageing hero, Uncle Fred, be able to leave for London, feeling that 'there are no limits to what I can accomplish - in the Springtime'? All-star cast directed by Martin Jarvis.

Cast:

Uncle Fred....Alfred Molina

Lady Constance....Patricia Hodge

The Duke of Dunstable....Christopher Neame

Rupert Baxter....Jared Harris

Ricky Gilpin....Rufus Sewell

Horace Davenport....Lloyd Owen

Mustard Pott....Julian Holloway

Polly Pott....Sophie Winkleman

Lord Emsworth....Martin Jarvis

P.G. Wodehouse....Ian Ogilvy

Lord Bosham....Simon Templeman

Pongo Twistleton....Matthew Wolf

Beach....Kenneth Danziger

Valerie Twistleton....Moira Quirk

Webster/Footmen....Darren Richardson

Singing Gardener....Mark Holden

Director: Martin Jarvis

Producers: Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Uncle Fred is still masquerading as a brain doctor and Lord Emsworth's prize pig is stolen