Blandings (radio series)

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Blandings
BBC Radio Collection Galahad at Blandings audio cassette cover.jpg
Cover of the audio cassette release of Galahad at Blandings, part of the Blandings radio series
Genre Comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Starring Richard Vernon
Ian Carmichael
Written by Richard Usborne, adapted from the works of P. G. Wodehouse
Produced by Bobby Jaye
Martin Fisher
Gareth Edwards
Narrated by Nigel Anthony
Ronald Fletcher
Moray Watson
Original release 2 February 1985 – 13 February 1992

The Blandings radio series is a series of radio dramas based on the Blandings Castle stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse.[1] The stories were dramatised by Wodehouse biographer Richard Usborne.[2] The series ran between 1985 and 1992 on BBC Radio 4.

The 1985 episodes are based on six short stories. The first five of these short stories were featured in the collection Blandings Castle and Elsewhere (1935), while the sixth, "The Crime Wave at Blandings", was collected in Lord Emsworth and Others (1937). The later episodes are based on four novels published between 1929 and 1965.

Main cast

Episodes

The seven episodes released in 1985 are based on Blandings Castle short stories, while later episodes are based on novels.

Production

The short story episodes broadcast in 1985 were produced by Bobby Jaye. Martin Fisher produced the episodes based on Summer Lightning, Pigs Have Wings and Heavy Weather, and Gareth Edwards produced the episodes based on Galahad at Blandings.[13]

References

References
  1. ^ "Blandings On Radio 4". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ Taves (2006), p. 133.
  3. ^ "Blandings: The Custody of the Pumpkin". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Blandings: Lord Emsworth Grows a Beard". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Blandings: PigHoo-oo-o-o-o-ey!". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Blandings: Company for Gertrude". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Blandings: Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Blandings: The Crime Wave At Blandings". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Blandings: Summer Lightning". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Blandings: Heavy Weather". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Blandings: Pigs Have Wings". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Galahad at Blandings". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  13. ^ Lucas, John (2 February 2014). "Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville". The Global British Comedy Collaborative. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
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