- BBC Radio 4
- Matthew Parris, Stephen Fry, Sophie Ratcliffe, Hugh Laurie, PG Wodehouse and Hal Cazalet
- Perminder Khatkar
Stephen Fry nominates his hero PG 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, PG Wodehouse."
PG 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 PG 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.
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 4:30pm on BBC Radio 4
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Most recent repeats
- Sunday 31st October 2021 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra
- Saturday 30th October 2021 at 5:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
- Saturday 30th October 2021 at 7:30am on Radio 4 Extra