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Series 2, Episode 6 - Necessary Rhino

Blandings. Image shows from L to R: Hannibal, Lord Didcot (John Sessions), Vanessa Polk (Daisy Beaumont). Copyright: Mammoth Screen
Dunstable's even more irascible brother Hannibal (guest star John Sessions) is terrorising Clarence over a dubious painting. Meanwhile, Connie decides to get Hannibal married to her new American friend Vanessa. Freddie and Gally resolve to spare Vanessa (Daisy Beaumont) this grisly fate.

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Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd March 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 26th March 2014 11:50pm BBC1
Thursday 27th March 2014 12:20am BBC1 Wales
Thursday 27th March 2014 12:50am BBC1 Scot
Sunday 26th April 2015 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 18th June 2015 12:20pm Gold
Saturday 30th April 2016 8:20am Gold
Saturday 31st December 2016 1:20am Gold
Saturday 4th February 2017 7:50am Gold
Saturday 11th February 2017 8:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Timothy Spall Clarence
Jennifer Saunders Connie
Jack Farthing Freddie
Guest cast
Julian Rhind-Tutt Galahad Threepwood
Daisy Beaumont Vanessa Polk
John Sessions Hannibal, Lord Didcot
Ian Beattie Claude (Butler)
Writing team
Guy Andrews Writer (Adapted By)
Michael Ray Script Editor
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
Matthew Mulot Producer
Guy Andrews Executive Producer
Damien Timmer Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Jeff Tessler Production Designer
Paul Honey Composer


Getting on like a horse on fire

Connie is concerned that Freddie and Miss Polk are getting too close.

Featuring: Timothy Spall (Clarence), Jennifer Saunders (Connie) & John Sessions (Hannibal, Lord Didcot).

Crossed Porpoises

Freddie puckers up to some unexpected late night visitors.

Featuring: Jack Farthing (Freddie), Daisy Beaumont (Vanessa Polk) & John Sessions (Hannibal, Lord Didcot).

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