Series 2, Episode 5
Bertie's fellow Drones descend on the seaside town of Chuffnell Regis. Bertie is effectively kidnapped by J Washburn Stoker when he suspects some impropriety between his daughter Pauline and Wooster himself. Threatened with marrying Pauline, Bertie is locked in one of the staterooms abroad Stoker's yacht.
Up in the main salon meanwhile, Dwight Stoker is having a party for his ninth birthday. With Jeeves' asistance, Wooster escapes from his stateroom and his face blackened with boot polish, manages to lose himself among the minstrels, leaving the yacht when they do.
It is Lammas Eve, when Old Boggie is said to walk and since it transpires that the Drones aren't the only ones running around with blackened faces, local residents become frightened. The police are alerted and the chase eventually leads them to the silver wedding celebrations of Barmy Fotheringay Phipps' Aunt Hilda. There for reasons that become clear - the Drones' minstrel band not only conceals Bertie, but J Wasburn Stoker himself.
Rounded up and put under arrest, the whole ensemble is brught before the local magistrate, none other than Chuffy Chufnell. Jeeves now comes to the rescue. Bertie is cleared of all suspicion of ungallant behaviour and the future happiness of Pauline and Chuffy is assured.
This episode is known by the following titles:
The Mysterious Stranger
It is based on the book Thank You, Jeeves.
- Sunday 12th May 1991
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Hugh Laurie||Bertie Wooster|
|Richard Dixon||Oofy Prosser|
|Martin Clunes||Barmy Fotheringay Phipps|
|Roger Brierley||Sir Roderick Glossop|
|Jane Downs||Lady Glossop|
|Michael Ripper||Drones Porter|
|Cynthia Grenville||Aunt Hilda|
|Gordon Salkilld||Station Master|
|Marlene Sidaway||Pub Landlady|
|Clive Exton||Writer (Adapted By)|
|Eileen Diss||Production Designer|
|Sally Head||Executive Producer|