Ralph Richardson.

Blandings Castle

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1967. Stars Ralph Richardson, Stanley Holloway, Meriel Forbes, Jack Radcliffe and Derek Nimmo.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Great Pumpkin Crisis

The adventures of Lord Emsworth, his family and friends at Blandings Castle.


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd March 1967
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ralph Richardson Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth
Stanley Holloway Beach, the Butler
Meriel Forbes Lady Constance
Jack Radcliffe McAllister, the Gardener
Derek Nimmo The Hon Freddie Threepwood, his son
Guest cast
Jimmy Edwards Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe
Alfred Marks Mr. Donaldson
Fred Emney General Sir Eustace Chalfont
John Junkin Harry Barber
Norman Mitchell Gardener
Victor Winding Constable
Lynn Rainbow Aggie
Michael Trubshawe Brigadier
Writing team
John Chapman Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
Norman Vertigan Production Designer
Ron Grainer Composer