Lord Clarence Emsworth (Timothy Spall, The King's Speech) longs to be left in peace with his beloved pig, Empress. But he's hounded at every turn by his imperious sister, his dim-witted son, and a blizzard of nieces with unsuitable boyfriends. Based on the "Blandings Castle" stories by P.G. Wodehouse, this delightful, farcical, thoroughly British series also stars Jennifer Saunders (AbFab) as Lady Connie. 6 episodes, 3 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.
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Episode One: Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey
Clarence struggles to get his prize pig eating before the big weigh-in-otherwise, he risks losing the Fattest Pig award to a hated rival. Meanwhile, Connie sets her sights on a better love match for Angela, her flighty niece.
Episode Two: The Go-Getter
Anxious to impress the wealthy Schoonmakers, Connie hires Baxter, a tightly wound personal secretary, to put a shine on Blandings (and Clarence). But a freshly fertilized rose bed and Freddie's attempts to sell dog food to the guests make the visit anything but sophisticated.
Episode Three: Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend
Clarence is desperate to avoid giving a speech at the annual Blandings fete (mainly because it requires wearing a top hat). When two cheeky schoolchildren urge him to assert himself, it unleashes Connie's wrath.
Episode Four: Company for Gertrude
Clarence just wanted someone to keep his gloomy niece Gertrude occupied. But suddenly, that "someone" is declaring his intentions. Meanwhile, Freddie is desperately trying to keep the news of hiselopement from Connie.
Episode Five: The Crime Wave at Blandings
Notoriously uptight Baxter is trying to weasel his way into permanent employment at Blandings, but Clarence has bigger problems. His grandson George is terrorizing the estate with an air rifle, and Freddie is being pursued by East End gangsters.
Episode Six: Problems with Drink
Connie insists Clarence spruce himself up for a visit by the sophisticated Lady Daphne and her spoiled brat, Huxley. But when Daphne takes an unusual interest in Clarence (and his prize pig), Connie becomes suspicious.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 182 minutes
Number of Discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains moderate sexual references.
"An absolute comic delight" --Daily Mail (UK)
"Divine comedy" --The Sunday Telegraph(UK)