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 3

When Bertie is commanded by Aunt Agatha to join her in Westcombe-on-Sea, he is soon embroiled in a pearl theft. Meanwhile, Biffy has managed to become engaged to Honoria Glossop and is desperate to extricate himself from the arrangement.

Further details

First, Bertie is summoned to a seaside resort by Aunt Agatha, who has a suitable marriage candidate for him. It's just a coincidence that the pearls the young lady pledges as collateral for a loan look exactly like the ones missing from Aunt Agatha's room ... or is it?

Then, another of Bertie's friends winds up engaged to Honoria Glosset after misplacing the young lady he wanted to marry, and Jeeves is surprisingly unwilling to assist the friend in regaining his freedom.


This episode is known by the following titles:
The Con
Pearls Mean Tears

It is based on the book The Inimitable Jeeves.

Broadcast details

Sunday 28th April 1991
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Jeeves
    Hugh Laurie Bertie Wooster
    Mary Wimbush Aunt Agatha
    Richard Dixon Oofy Prosser
    Martin Clunes Barmy Fotheringay Phipps
    Guest cast
    Elizabeth Kettle Honoria Glossop
    Roger Brierley Sir Roderick Glossop
    Jane Downs Lady Glossop
    John Duvall Freddie Chalk-Marshall
    Graham Seed Sidney
    Rebecca Saire Aline
    Philip Shelley Biffy
    Robert Aldous Manager
    Steph Bramwell Thompson
    Phillip Reader Superintendent
    Christopher Whittingham Sergeant
    Natalie Abbott Chambermaid
    Jenny Whiffen Mabel
    Lucy Blair Chorus Girl
    Colette Forbes Chorus Girl
    Salli Randi Chorus Girl
    Joanna Riding Chorus Girl
    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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