Jeeves and Wooster

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.

1 Season, 25 Episodes
April 22, 1990
Cast: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster Full Episode Guide

  • Bertie is convinced he is a free man. Jeeves however, decides to err on the side of caution

  • Bertie finds himself becoming a thief and having to impersonate an African Chief.

  • Back in England Bertie finds himself dressing as a maid to help his Aunt Dahlia out of a sticky situation, meanwhile, Stilton Cheesewright, jealous of Lady Florence's attentions, threatens Bertie with violence.

  • Bertie tries his hand at matchmaking advising Bingo on how to woo the girl of his dreams, and encouraging Blair Eggleston to propose to his own ex girlfriend Honoria.

  • The peaceful existence that Bertie Wooster and Jeeves have been enjoying in Manhattan is shattered when Berties ex-fiancee Lady Florence Craye arrives in New York. He thinks he is safe from her attentions because she is engaged to D'Arcy 'Stilton' Cheesewright. But Lady Florence declares she will marry Bertie after all.

  • Wooster has adventures in New York involving a portrait of Aunt Agatha, her absconding nephews, and Tuppy Glossop's soup recipe.

  • Wooster's flat is invaded by Communist revolutionaries.

  • The forthcoming publication of Sir Watkyn Bass' memoirs places Bertie in a quandry.

  • Rocky Todd is asked to move to Manhattan by rich Aunt Isabel or be cut out of her will. Bertie and Jeeves enlist the help of socialite Bicky Bickerstaffe, to fool Isabel into thinking that Rocky is already in New York.

  • Bertie finds he has been won in a raffle by the unspeakable Honoria Glossop and decides the only option is to flee the country. On board the same New York bound liner is the overbearing Lady Malvern and her Son Lord 'Motty' Penshore. Just as things start to look gloomy 'Tuffy' Glossop appears on the scene.

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