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Jeeves And Wooster

Jeeves And Wooster

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 1990 - 1993
  • 23 episodes (4 series)

Bertie Wooster is a minor aristocrat of limited intellect, ably aided and assisted in regular times of crisis by his improbably wise valet, Jeeves. Stars Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mary Wimbush, Elizabeth Spriggs, Brenda Bruce and more.

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Series 2, Episode 4

When an unfortunate predilection for the trumpet causes Jeeves and Wooster to part ways, the minor aristocrat retreats to a country cottage to practice his musical skill in peace. Unfortunately, Bertie soon finds himself in the midst of a love triangle, between old friend Chuffy and American heiress Pauline.

Further details

When Bertie takes up the trombone Jeeves is forced to leave him and take a position with his friend Lord Chuffnell. Bereft of a valet, Bertie engages the insubordinate and drunkard Brinkley and promptly retires to a cottage in the grounds of Chufnell Hall.

For financial reasons, Chuffy is about to sell the estate to a rich American J Wasburn Stoker, with whose pretty daughter Pauline, Chuffy is already in love. It now transpires that Bertie and Pauline also know one another, though much to the chagrin of Stoker himself, who is determined to keep them apart.

Pauline wants Chuffy to know that his feelings towards her are reciprocated. Chuffy declares his intention of proposing. Almost immediately an alteraction with Stoker aboard his luxury yacht, moored in Chufnell Harbour, means that the sale of the estate and Chuffy's dreams of matrimony swiftly recede.

Bertie attempts to come to the rescue with a well-intentioned plan, only to find himself in trouble with Chuffy as a result. And even Jeeves' normally ingenious suggestions fail to bring Pauline and Chuffy any closer together.

Events at Chufnell Hall do result in at least one triumph howver, for they re-unite Jeeves and Wooster and together they set off for London and the calmer atmosphere of Berkeley Mansions.


This episode is known by the following titles:
Jeeves In The Country
Thank You Jeeves

It is based on the book Thank You, Jeeves.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th May 1991
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 6th September 2010 7:50pm ITV3
Monday 25th July 2011 7:55pm ITV3
Tuesday 28th February 2012 1:00am ITV3
Thursday 5th April 2012 8:30am ITV3
Friday 6th April 2012 8:45am ITV3
Sunday 8th April 2012 6:00am ITV3
Friday 15th June 2012 10:50am ITV3
Sunday 29th September 2013 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 1st October 2013 3:05pm Gold
Saturday 5th October 2013 1:15pm Gold
Thursday 16th January 2014 3:25pm Gold
Friday 17th January 2014 8:00am Gold
Saturday 18th January 2014 9:35am Gold
Sunday 18th May 2014 2:40pm Gold
Saturday 24th May 2014 9:20am Gold
Sunday 5th October 2014 4:45pm Gold
Saturday 11th October 2014 12:00pm Gold
Sunday 28th June 2015 7:00am Gold
Monday 4th July 2016 8:00pm Yesterday
Friday 8th July 2016 10:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 2:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Stephen Fry Jeeves
Hugh Laurie Bertie Wooster
Guest cast
Matthew Solon Chuffy
Sharon Holm Pauline
Manning Redwood Stoker
Fred Evans Brinkley
Fidelis Morgan Myrtle
Edward Holmes Seabury
James Holland Dwight
Dave Atkins Voules
William Waghorn Dobson
John Levitt Mangelhoffer
John Rutland Henberry
Merelina Kendall Miss Daly
Writing team
Clive Exton Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Simon Langton Director
Brian Eastman Producer
Sally Head Executive Producer
Chris Wimble Editor
Eileen Diss Production Designer
Anne Dudley Composer

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