Blandings. Image shows from L to R: Clarence (Timothy Spall), Freddie (Jack Farthing), Beach (Mark Williams), Connie (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: Mammoth Screen.


BBC One sitcom about a bumbling lord. 13 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Jack Farthing, Tim Vine and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Crime Wave At Blandings

Baxter returns as a holiday tutor for Clarence's grandson, George. To Clarence's horror, Baxter plans to weasel his way back into permanent employment at Blandings.

Further details

Blandings. Rupert Baxter (David Walliams). Copyright: Mammoth Screen.

Blandings is threatened by the return of dictatorial secretary Baxter, hired by Connie to put an end to all tomfoolery.

This is a tragedy for Clarence; but he finds an unusual ally in his grandson, George, who has been happily rampaging through the grounds with an air rifle. It is not long before there is an outbreak of clandestine shooting and smarting buttocks.

Meanwhile, Freddie returns to coax Clarence into to clearing his debts. This time he is pursued by East End gangsters and brings with him a beguiling dancer who takes a fancy to Beach.

Broadcast details

Sunday 3rd February 2013
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Timothy Spall Clarence
Jennifer Saunders Connie
Jack Farthing Freddie
Mark Williams Beach
Guest cast
David Walliams Rupert Baxter
Paloma Faith Georgia Sparks
Oscar Lloyd George
Writing team
Guy Andrews Writer (Adapted By)
Michael Ray Script Editor
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Paul Seed Director
Spencer Campbell Producer
Guy Andrews Executive Producer
Michele Buck Executive Producer
Damien Timmer Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Chris Blunden (as Christopher Blunden) Editor
Jeff Tessler Production Designer
Paul Honey Composer


Aim for the Rear!

Young George spots his air rifle and picks off Baxter, who is climbing up a drain pipe.

Featuring: Timothy Spall (Clarence), David Walliams (Rupert Baxter), Oscar Lloyd (George).


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