The World of Wodehouse

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The World of Wodehouse
Written byJohn Chapman. and Richard Waring, adapted from the works of P. G. Wodehouse
StarringSir Ralph Richardson
Anton Rogers
Country of originEngland
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes13
Producer(s)Michael Mills
Frank Muir
Joan Kemp-Welch
Running time30 minutes
DistributorBBC Television
Original networkBBC1
Original release24 February 1967 (1967-02-24) –
26 August 1968 (1968-08-26)
Preceded byThe World of Wooster
Related showsWodehouse Playhouse

The World of Wodehouse was a comedy television series, based on the Blandings Castle and Ukridge comedy stories by P. G. Wodehouse.

The series, which followed The World of Wooster, was shown on BBC Television during 1967 (Blandings Castle, 6 episodes) and 1968 (Ukridge, 7 episodes). Apart from one or more extracts from a solitary episode of Blandings Castle ("Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend") broadcast in February 1967[1] all episodes of both series are lost.[2]

Cast members[edit]

Blandings Castle[edit]


Background and production[edit]

The World of Wodehouse was created as a result of the success of The World of Wooster. Michael Mills and Frank Muir produced the episodes based on P. G. Wodehouse's Blandings Castle stories, which were adapted by John Chapman. Joan Kemp-Welch produced the episodes based on Ukridge stories, which were adapted by Richard Waring. The episodes were each approximately 30 minutes long.[5] Exterior shots of Blandings Castle were filmed at Penshurst Place.[6]

Penguin Books, which had previously published Jeeves books with covers featuring full-colour promotional images from The World of Wooster, published tie-in Blandings books with covers featuring promotional images from The World of Wodehouse in December 1966.[7][8]


Blandings Castle[edit]

  1. "Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend", based on "Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend", 24 February 1967
  2. "The Great Pumpkin Crisis", based on "The Custody of the Pumpkin", 3 March 1967
  3. "Lord Emsworth and the Crime Wave at Blandings", based on "The Crime Wave at Blandings", 10 March 1967
  4. "Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best", based on "Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best", 17 March 1967
  5. "Pig Hoo-oo-ey!", based on "Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey", 24 march 1967
  6. "Lord Emsworth and the Company for Gertrude", based on "Company for Gertrude", 31 March 1967


  1. "The Home from Home", based on "Ukridge and the Home from Home", 15 July 1968
  2. "The Dog College", based on "Ukridge's Dog College", 22 July 1968
  3. "The Debut of Battling Billson", based on "The Debut of Battling Billson", 29 July 1968
  4. "The Accident Syndicate", based on "Ukridge's Accident Syndicate", 5 August 1968
  5. "The Comeback of Battling Billson", based on "The Come-back of Battling Billson", 12 August 1968
  6. "The Nasty Corner", based on "Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner", 19 August 1968
  7. "The Wedding Bells", based on "No Wedding Bells for Him", 26 August 1968[9]


  1. ^ The World of Wodehouse: Series 1: Blanding's Castle,
  2. ^ See also The World of Wodehouse: Series 2: Ukridge,
  3. ^ Taves (2006), p. 179.
  4. ^ Taves (2006), p. 181.
  5. ^ Taves (2006), pp. 117, 179, and 181.
  6. ^ Taves (2006), p. 117.
  7. ^ Taves (2006), pp. 115–116.
  8. ^ "Penguin First Editions: Early First Edition Penguin Books". Penguin First Editions. Penguin First Editions. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  9. ^ Taves (2006), pp. 179–182.