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Jeeves And Wooster. Image shows from L to R: Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie), Jeeves (Stephen Fry). Image credit: Picture Partnership Productions.

Jeeves And Wooster

Bertie Wooster is a minor aristocrat of limited intellect, ably aided and assisted in regular times of crisis by his improbably wise valet, Jeeves

Jeeves & Wooster
Comedy Drama
1990 - 1993  (ITV)
23 (4 series)
Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mary Wimbush, Elizabeth Spriggs, Brenda Bruce, Jean Heywood, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon, Richard Garnett, Richard Braine, Adam Blackwood & more
PG Wodehouse, Clive Exton
Picture Partnership Productions

This landmark and highly-regarded series sees the characters and stories of P.G. Wodehouse's popular short stories adapted for television.

Minor aristocrat Bertram Wilberforce Wooster is one of the nicest, most well-meaning men one could wish to meat. Unfortunately for Bertie, he's also interminably dim-witted and has a habit of associating with all the wrong people.

Not all is lost, however, as Bertie's misdeeds are more than compensated for by the impeccable wit, wisdom and quick-thinking of his manservant, Jeeves.

Lovestruck girls, over-protective fathers, dotty associates and demanding aunts abound in order to prohibit Bertie from living the relaxed life he desires - and it's always down to Jeeves to save the day.

Our Review: We at The British Comedy Guide do attempt to keep a certain amount of balance in our reviews - however, aside from a few changing cast members there really is nothing to criticise in Jeeves And Wooster at all.

In fact, quite the opposite. This marvellous series, based on P.G. Wodehouse's celebrated stories and adapted for the screen with great skill by Clive Exton, is marvellous throughout. The stories may all circle around the same central idea - Bertie becomes unwillingly engaged to one or more ladies, enrages those who genuinely desire their affections, and struggles to escape from the mess - but the apparent boundless wit and intelligence packed therein keeps them moving and fresh.

A fantastically produced series with a pitch-perfect cast, and laugh after laugh. We simply adore it.