What Ho, you lovely young ladies and frolicsome chaps. We've put together a sizzling collection containing all the scrummy stories from our very first television series.
All the hoohaa began when I got myself a brand new valet, my good man 'Jeeves'. Since then I've had a ballyho time of it with all kinds of close shaves. I've had to help old Bingo Little with a bit of a girl problem, and waste splendid summer days at the Drones Club Golf Tournament and Twing village fete.
On top of everything my dreaded Aunties, Agatha and Dahlia, have been matchmaking again and trying to entangle me with all kinds of frightful females. Oh well, never mind, Jeeves and I are in for a spiffing time at the shoot later today. Not even we can get into any more scrapes with just the boys, their dogs and their guns can we.
Hugh Laurie plays the clueless Bertie Wooster, always getting himself into scrapes which his Gentleman's Gentleman, Jeeves manages to save him from. Bighearted, goodwilled and convinced of his excellent mind, Berty tries to help his friends get the girl, while avoiding the clutches of matrimony himself. Stephen Fry is superb as the Valet Jeeves using his wits and extensive network of connections to save Bertie from himself, so skillfully and subtly that Bertie seems to think all credit is due to him. Aside from seeing 2 excellent actors in their early career, the series has some excellent footage of amazing house and english countryside and a glimpse at what life was like for Bertie and his type in days long past.
If you think that Hugh Laurie is a shambolic, morbid, grumpy old (American) man then you are in for a big surprise. He is a dapper, chirpy, young (British) Burtie Wooster in this the ultimate TV series for fans of between the wars frivolity. Steven Fry was born to play Jeeves and every minute little lifting of an eyebrow, every inflection and every gesture brings the Wodehouse character to life. I can not imagine any other actors doing such a fine job and it is laugh out loud hilarious. The settings and costumes are as authentic as you can ask for. This is an example of the finest product British television has to off. I bought as much of these two as I could get my hands on, they never fail to please. (Hugh Laurie can really sing and play the piano too. His gormless mugging as Burtie manages to fumble his way through numerous hysterical adventures) A must have as a comic foil if you loved Brideshead.