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 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.

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd March 2014
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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


Getting on like a horse on fire

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

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

Crossed Porpoises

Freddie puckers up to some unexpected late night visitors.

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


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