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Wodehouse Playhouse: Complete Collection

Wodehouse Playhouse: Complete Collection

Along with creating the characters Jeeves and Wooster, P.G. Wodehouse wrote hilarious short stories. Oscar® nominee Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) and real-life husband John Alderton (Upstairs, Downstairs)...more.
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Overview
Along with creating the characters Jeeves and Wooster, P.G. Wodehouse wrote hilarious short stories. Oscar® nominee Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) and real-life husband John Alderton (Upstairs, Downstairs) star in BBC adaptations of 20 tales about uproarious upper-crust eccentrics. First broadcast in the mid-1970s, they still sparkle with wit and drollery. Wodehouse himself introduces the fi rst seven. 10 hrs, 6 DVDs, SDH.
Episodes
Series 1: Discs 1-2
Husband-and-wife team Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) and John Alderton (Upstairs, Downstairs) are side-splitting in these seven BBC adaptations of P.G. Wodehouse's beloved work. Master of the comedic short story, Wodehouse has delighted fans for over a century with his hilarious tales. In Series One, the author himself-still twinkling with comic mischief-introduces the episodes.

Disc 1
The Truth about George
Romance at Droitgate Spa
Portrait of a Disciplinarian
Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court

Disc 2
The Rise of Minna Nordstrom
Rodney Fails to Qualify
A Voice from the Past

Series 2: Discs 3-4
P.G. Wodehouse's amusingly eccentric characters have delighted fans for more than a century. The second series of the hit BBC program brings another six of his riotous tales to life. Husband-and-wife team Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) and John Alderton (Upstairs, Downstairs) deliver virtuoso comedic performances as Wodehouse's oddball protagonists in these sparkling adaptations.

Disc 3
Anselm Gets his Chance
Mr. Potter Takes a Rest Cure
Strychnine in the Soup

Disc 4
Feet of Clay
The Nodder
The Code of the Mulliners

Series 3: Discs 5-6
A master of comedic plotting, P.G. Wodehouse has delighted fans for over a century with his quick wit and pleasingly peculiar characters. The third series of this sparkling BBC program brings seven more of Wodehouse's comedic tales to vivid life. Beloved comic actor John Alderton (Upstairs, Downstairs) is hysterical as he portrays a different character in each episode.

Disc 5
The Smile that Wins
Trouble Down at Tudsleigh
Tangled Hearts
The Luck of the Stiffhams

Disc 6
The Editor Regrets
Big Business
Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo
DVD Extras
  • Photo galleries
  • P.G. Wodehouse biography
  • Insert with background notes about the stories and characters
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 628 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 6
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: No
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: NR
Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio's ability to correct from the original materials.
Press
"Delightful" --Daily Mail (UK)

"An engaging tribute to the master of polished, joyous foolishness" --The Guardian (UK)
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