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Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy series about a slightly dimwitted aristocrat and his intelligent and well-informed valet. The show is based on the series of Jeeves stories by author P.G. Wodehouse, and was adapted to television by creator Clive Exton. Taking place in the 1930's, Jeeves and Wooster stars the British comedy duo of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Laurie plays Bertie Wooster, a wealthy quasi-aristocrat and bachelor who spends his days recovering and his evenings drinking and cavorting with members of The Drones Club. Fry is Jeeves, Wooster's personal valet who tends to be in the right place at the right time to pull his employer's flesh out of the fire. Jeeves and Wooster are surrounded by a colorful assortment of characters that make up their circle of friends and family. For instance, Aunt Agatha, played throughout the show's run by both Mary Wimbush and Elizabeth Spriggs, is Bertie Wooster's least favorite aunt while her sister Dahlia is his favorite. Another recurring character, Honoria Glossop (Elizabeth Kettle), is of the muscular, sporty type and takes a liking to Bertie. Other recurring characters in the series are Bertie's friends from the Drones Club Gussie Fink-Nottle (Richard Garnett and Richard Braine) and Bingo Little (Michael Siberry and Pip Torrens). Many of the Jeeves and Wooster episodes deal with the machinations of Aunts Agatha and Dahalia and usually involve attempts at marrying off Bertie to one of their friends. Other episodes features Jeeves and Wooster, but focus on Bertie's friends Gussie and Bingo. While the majority of installments take place in and around London, the first three installments of series 3 send the aristocrat and his valet to New York. With collaboration between Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television, Jeeves and Wooster premiered on April 22 1990 on the British independent channel ITV. The series ran for four series, ending on June 20 1993. In the United States, Jeeves and Wooster appeared on the public broadcasting channel PBS as part of their anthology series Mystery.