Wodehouse Playhouse

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Wodehouse Playhouse
Genre Comedy
Written by P.G. Wodehouse
David Climie
Starring John Alderton
Pauline Collins
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3 + pilot
No. of episodes 21 (list of episodes)
Location(s) England, United Kingdom
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC2
Original release 9 July 1974 – 12 December 1978

Wodehouse Playhouse is a British television comedy series based on the short stories of P. G. Wodehouse. From 1974 to 1978, a pilot and three series were made, with 21 half-hour episodes altogether in the entire series.


P. G. Wodehouse introduced the episodes in the first and second series, shortly before his death.

With the exception of the pilot, John Alderton featured in all episodes, and his wife Pauline Collins was in all of the episodes in the first and second series. Geraldine Newman was featured in the first series. Sally Thomsett and Liza Goddard were among the actresses who were featured during the third series.

As each episode is a stand-alone adaptation of a different short story, Alderton and Collins play different parts in each show in which they appear. While they are often romantically linked, there are several episodes where they pair up with a different character. Most stories are culled from the "Mulliner" stories, the "Golf" stories and the stories that revolve around the Drones Club.



  1. "The Reverent Wooing of Archibald" 9 July 1974 (lost[1])

Series 1[edit]

  1. "The Truth About George" 23 April 1975
  2. "Romance at Droitgate" 30 April 1975
  3. "Portrait of a Disciplinarian" 7 May 1975
  4. "Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court" 14 May 1975
  5. "The Rise of Minna Nordstrom" 21 May 1975
  6. "Rodney Fails to Qualify" 28 May 1975
  7. "A Voice From the Past" 4 June 1975

Series 2[edit]

  1. "Anselm Gets His Chance" 26 March 1976
  2. "Mr. Potter Takes a Rest Cure" 2 April 1976
  3. "Strychnine in the Soup" 9 April 1976
  4. "Feet of Clay" 23 April 1976
  5. "The Nodder" 30 April 1976
  6. "The Code of the Mulliners" 7 May 1976

Series 3[edit]

  1. "The Smile that Wins" 31 October 1978
  2. "Trouble Down at Tudsleigh" 7 November 1978
  3. "Tangled Hearts" 14 November 1978
  4. "The Luck of the Stiffhams" 21 November 1978
  5. "The Editor Regrets" 28 November 1978
  6. "Big Business" 5 December 1978
  7. "Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo" 12 December 1978

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wodehouse Playhouse, lostshows.com

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