Jeeves And Wooster – tape 1468

Over to LWT for some episodes of Jeeves and Wooster. in Arrested in a Nightclub (or, The Delayed Arrival) Bertie is trying out a new moustache.

Bertie's Moustache

Percy Gorringe is imposing on Bertie to invest £1000 in his adaptation of a book by Lady Florence Craye. His Aunt is trying to sell her magazine. There’s a necklace involved, a jealous suitor, Bertie does some burglary, you know, the usual Wodehouse plot.

Jeeves has to impersonate a famous female American novelist, for perfectly sensible reasons.

Daphne Dolores Moorhead

Not to be outdone, Bertie has to pretend to be a maid, when a necklace is discovered missing.

Little Beryl

This episode was broadcast on 6th June 1993.

The next episode is Totleigh Towers (or, Trouble at Totleigh Towers). Bertie has to visit Madeleine at Totleigh Towers, because her engagement to Gussie Fink-Nottle is on unsteady ground. And there’s a cursed African totem.

Tribal Totem

Through the usual machinations, Bertie has to black-up to pretend to be the chief of an African tribe, in order to remove the totem. This is not quite as uncomfortable as it might be, since the actual African chief turns up (of course he does) to actually resolve most of the plot.

Cultural Appropriations

Episode broadcast on 13th June 1993.

The next episode is The Ex’s Are Nearly Married Off (or, the Ties That Bind). An ex-valet has stolen the Ganymede Book, a ledger in which all the valets keep a record of the eccentricities and infelicities of their employers.

Elizabeth Spriggs appears as Aunt Agatha.

Elizabeth Spriggs

One of Bertie’s many chinless acquaintances is standing for Parliament, but wants to lose. Roderick Spode wants to renounce his seat in the Lords and stand. And circumstances align to mean that Bertie is suddenly, against his wishes, engaged to two different women. Plus there’s plumbing problems.

Broadcast 20th June 1993.

After this, the recording stops.

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One comment

  1. I think licence was taken with the original works, as I can’t imagine Jeeves dragging up. (Also, why are Jeeves’ friends all such utter dicks?)

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