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Stephen Fry on PG Wodehouse

Stephen Fry's hero is PG Wodehouse, a writer who simply cheers him up. His mission is to persuade Matthew Parris that this is a great life. Joining them is Sophie Ratcliffe.

Stephen Fry nominates his hero P.G Wodehouse, a writer who he says simply cheers him up like no one else. Fry wrote to his hero when he was a schoolboy and his most treasured possession is a signed photograph which reads: "To Stephen Fry, All the best, P. G. Wodehouse."
P.G Wodehouse was a self-made man, he began as a bank clerk, married a chorus girl and was interned by the Nazis. He wrote some of the most entertaining novels, stories, plays and lyrics of the twentieth century and created enduring characters; the most popular being Reginald Jeeves and Bertie Wooster.
Stephen Fry makes the case for why P.G Wodehouse is a great life. To help him he is joined by Dr Sophie Ratcliffe Associate Professor in English, University of Oxford and author of 'PG Wodehouse - A life in Letters'.
The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.

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Stephen Fry with Matthew Parris and expert Dr Sophie Ratcliffe.

Stephen Fry with Matthew Parris and expert Dr Sophie Ratcliffe.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest Stephen Fry
Interviewed Guest Sophie Ratcliffe
Producer Perminder Khatkar

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