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 6 - Problems With Drink

Clarence is forced to make polite conversation with the dowager Lady Daphne, but her interest in Clarence's pig arouses Connie's and Beach's suspicions.

Further details

Blandings. Monica Simmons (Emerald Fennell). Copyright: Mammoth Screen.

With the arrival of sophisticated widow Daphne and her spoiled brat Huxley, Connie once again forces Clarence to look presentable. However, when Daphne flirts with Clarence and takes an interest in his pig, Beach and Connie become suspicious of Daphne's motives.

Freddie announces that he has forsworn women of every description - only to find a glorious and titanic beauty, Monica Simmons, working in the pigsty.


Tony Maudsley was credited in this episode but did not appear.

Broadcast details

Sunday 17th February 2013
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Timothy Spall Clarence
    Jennifer Saunders Connie
    Jack Farthing Freddie
    Mark Williams Beach
    Guest cast
    Jessica Hynes Daphne Littlewood
    Emerald Fennell Monica Simmons
    Toby Murray Huxley
    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


    Problems with Drink

    Freddie meets a woman who can drink as much as him. Too bad he's sworn off girls.

    Featuring: Emerald Fennell (Monica Simmons), Toby Murray (Huxley), Jack Farthing (Freddie), Mark Williams (Beach).


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