Wodehouse In Exile. Image shows from L to R: Mackintosh (Paul Ritter), P.G. Wodehouse (Tim Pigott-Smith), Ethel Wodehouse (Zoë Wanamaker), Werner Plack (Richard Dormer). Copyright: Great Meadow Productions.

Wodehouse In Exile

Wodehouse In Exile

Comic drama about PG Wodehouse's fall from grace and how the man who defined Englishness became an exile from his own country

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2013
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Starring
Tim Pigott-Smith, Zoë Wanamaker, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Paul Ritter, Flora Montgomery, Ian McElhinney, Richard Dormer, Conor Mullen and others
Writer
Nigel Williams
Director
Tim Fywell
Producer
Kate Triggs

The intimate story of PG Wodehouse's fall from grace and how the man who defined Englishness became an exile from his own country.

Wodehouse In Exile tells the story of how, in the summer of 1941, PG Wodehouse, the master of fanciful plots became a major player in a tale of realpolitik. From an internment camp in Upper Silesia to broadcasting on German radio in Berlin and accusations of treachery, Wodehouse became a pawn in the biggest propaganda battle of the Second World War as the German Foreign Office tried to persuade the Americans to stay out of the war on the eve of Operation Barbarossa and the British to persuade America to join the Allies and save a beleaguered nation.

Wodehouse In Exile is written by Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning writer, Nigel Williams.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 25th March 2013 on BBC Four at 9pm
Episode length
85 minutes

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