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 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.

Notes

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

It is based on the book Thank You, Jeeves.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 5th May 1991
Time
9:05pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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