Jeeves And Wooster. Image shows from L to R: Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie), Jeeves (Stephen Fry). Copyright: Picture Partnership Productions.

Jeeves And Wooster

ITV comedy drama about a man and his valet. 23 episodes (4 series), 1990 - 1993. Stars Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mary Wimbush, Elizabeth Spriggs and others.

Series 1, Episode 4

Bertie manages to get on the wrong side of everyone - again - when he attempts to offer the same solution to the differing woes of Gussie Fink Nottle, Aunt Dahlia, and Tuppy Glossop.

Further details

After leading a sheltered life, Gussie Fink-Nottle has retired to the country and devoted himself to newts. Now Bertie's help is required as Gussie is in love with Madeline Bassett but has no idea what to do.


This episode is known by the following titles:
The Hunger Strike
Right Ho, Jeeves (Part 1)
How Does Gussie Woo Madeline?

It is based on the book Brinkley Manor.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th May 1990
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Jeeves
    Hugh Laurie Bertie Wooster
    Brenda Bruce Aunt Dahlia
    Robert Daws Tuppy Glossop
    Richard Dixon Oofy Prosser
    Richard Garnett Gussie Fink-Nottle
    Adam Blackwood Barmy Fotheringay Phipps
    Francesca Folan (as Frances Folan) Madeline Bassett
    Guest cast
    Michael Ripper Drones Porter
    Ralph Michael Tom Travers
    Amanda Elwes Angela Travers
    John Barrard Anatole
    Writing team
    Clive Exton Writer (Adapted By)
    Production team
    Andrew Nelson Editor
    Eileen Diss Production Designer
    Robert Young Director
    Brian Eastman Producer
    Anne Dudley Composer

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