P.G. Wodehouse

A P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany
  • A P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany

  • What Ho! A collection of P.G. Wodehouse? Topping stuff, Jeeves!

    Though primarily known for his Jeeves and Wooster series, P.G. Wodehouse also created some other memorable characters, including Uncle Fred and self-confessed dandy, Psmith. In this BBC drama collection, Wodehouse's most well-loved characters are brought together and performed by a dynamic and well-known cast.

    Also included are two fascinating and witty dramas about the eventful life of Wodehouse himself, including his rather unique imprisonment during the Second World War, and of his time spent among glamorous starlets in Hollywood in its heyday.

RELEASED 01/01/2098

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as ‘Plum’) wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over seventy-three years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language. Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler’s Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club. In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for ‘having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world’. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged ninety-three, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day.