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 2, Episode 2

Ever more romantic entanglements are afoot at Totleigh Towers, as Harold refuses to steal a policeman's helmet, and is immediately disowned by his bethrothed, Stephanie. Meanwhile, Gussie's nerve-avoidance technique almost comes him a cropper at the hands of Spode, and Madeline appears less keen to marry him, than to marry Bertie!

Further details

Gussie writes down quirks of Sir Watkyn and Spode in a little notebook to give him confidence, but he loses the notebook. Stephanie finds it but declines to give it back until Jeeves convinces Sir Watkyn to allow her to marry Harold.

When Jeeves' efforts backfire, Stephanie gives the notebook to Spode herself. Harold steals a policeman's helmet for Stephanie, who hides it in Bertie's room and then tells the constable and her father that Bertie stole it.


This episode is known by the following titles:
The Bassetts' Fancy Dress Ball
A Plan For Gussie

It is based on the book The Code Of The Woosters.

Broadcast details

Sunday 21st April 1991
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Jeeves
    Hugh Laurie Bertie Wooster
    Richard Dixon Oofy Prosser
    Richard Garnett Gussie Fink-Nottle
    Martin Clunes Barmy Fotheringay Phipps
    Diana Blackburn Madeline Bassett
    Guest cast
    John Woodnutt Sir Watkyn Bassett
    John Turner Spode
    Charlotte Attenborough Stiffy
    Simon Treves Stinker (Reverend Pinker)
    Campbell Morrison Oates (Policeman)
    Michael Irwin Footman
    Writing team
    Clive Exton Writer (Adapted By)
    Production team
    Eileen Diss Production Designer
    Chris Wimble Editor
    Simon Langton Director
    Brian Eastman Producer
    Sally Head Executive Producer
    Anne Dudley Composer

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