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 4, Episode 5

When Stiffy demands Bertie returns to Totleigh, he reluctantly obeys. Her latest little task for him turns out to be as precarious as ever. A small statuette purchased by Sir Watkyn is reputed to be cursed, and she's desperate to be rid of the thing. Gussie, meanwhile, has become repulsed by Madeline after she demands he turn vegan - and we all know who's next in line for her hand!

Further details

Bertie finds himself becoming a thief and having to impersonate an African Chief.


Highclere Castle was the location for Totleigh Towers in this episode.

This episode is known by the following titles:
Trouble At Totleigh Towers
Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves
Totleigh Towers

It is based on the book Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves.

Broadcast details

Sunday 13th June 1993
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Jeeves
    Hugh Laurie Bertie Wooster
    Richard Braine Gussie Fink-Nottle
    Elizabeth Morton Madeline Bassett
    Guest cast
    John Woodnutt Sir Watkyn Bassett
    John Turner Spode
    Charlotte Attenborough Stiffy
    Simon Treves Stinker (Reverend Pinker)
    Norman Rodway Major Plank
    Sidney Livingstone Oates (Policeman)
    Emma Hewitt Emerald Stoker
    Colin McFarlane Toto (Tribal Chief)
    Preston Lockwood Butterfield (Bassett's Butler)
    Writing team
    Clive Exton Writer (Adapted By)
    Production team
    Eileen Diss Production Designer
    Derek Bain Editor
    Ferdinand Fairfax Director
    Brian Eastman Producer
    Sally Head Executive Producer
    Anne Dudley Composer

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