In this classic comedy-thriller Jeeves is on loan to young Lord Rowcester (Bill).
Jeeves is exerting his fish-fed brain to the utmost to assist Bill to raise money. His lordship must pay the debts he has accrued while working, in disguise, as an Epsom bookie. Might obtaining Rosie Spottsworth's valuable diamond pendant help? Would it be useful for Bill to dance the Charleston with Rosie? Could the ghost of Lady Agatha further the cause? Will Rosie purchase the Abbey?
Finally Jeeves has a solution to dazzle and amaze us all.
A stellar cast in Rosalind Ayres' sparkling production. Martin Jarvis as Jeeves now brings his award-winning Broadway characterization to the Classic Serial, abetted by Jamie Bamber, Joanne Whalley, Rufus Sewell, Glenne Headly, Christopher Neame and Ian Ogilvy.
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.
Dramatised by Archie Scottney
Director Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.
|Captain Biggar||Ian Ogilvy|
|Colonel Wyvern||Christopher Neame|