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Uncle Fred In The Springtime

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2012
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

Martin Jarvis directs Alfred Molina and an all-star cast, in this 1930s Blandings comic drama by P.G. Wodehouse. Also features Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf, Jared Harris, Ian Ogilvy, Patricia Hodge and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2012
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
2 (1 series)
Stars
Alfred Molina, Martin Jarvis, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf, Jared Harris, Ian Ogilvy, Patricia Hodge, Rufus Sewell and more
Writers
PG Wodehouse and Archie Scottney
Director
Martin Jarvis
Producer
Rosalind Ayres
Companies

In P.G. Wodehouse's romantic pig-napping thriller, charming Uncle Fred receives a plea from Lord Emsworth to help foil a plot to steal his prize-winning pig and to investigate the sanity of the eccentric Duke of Dunstable.

Uncle Fred arrives at Blandings Castle in the guise of a brain specialist, with nephew Pongo Twistleton posing as his secretary. Devious Rupert Baxter spots the impersonation but can't call their bluff for fear of blackmail. Will the Duke be pronounced potty? Will the pig-napping happen? Will the sun ever cease to shine?

Additional details

Also known as
  • Classic Serial: Uncle Fred In The Springtime
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 22nd April 2012 at 3pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 10th May 2020 at 3:00pm on Radio 4 - Episode 2
  • Sunday 3rd May 2020 at 3:00pm on Radio 4 - Episode 1
  • Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 3:00am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 2

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