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Masterpiece Theatre; Jeeves and Wooster, Series I


Jeeves and Wooster: Golf Tournament: Episode 2 Part of PBS return. Closed Captions on line 21.

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Masterpiece Theatre
Jeeves and Wooster, Series I
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Broadcast: Nov. 11- Dec. 9, 1990 The hilarious misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's most famous character, Bertie Wooster and the sage and miraculous valet Jeeves who extricates him from one disaster after another. See below for individual episode descriptions. See WGBH Members Program Guide, November 1990 for cover story.

101: 11/11/1990: On the day Bertie Wooster engages Jeeves as he valet, his Aunt Agatha declares that it is high time Bertie married and she has selected the perfect wife, Honoria Glossop, the junoesque daughter of Sir Roderick and Lady Glossop. But Woosters friend Richard Bingo Little reveals that he is wildly in love with Honoria. Sensing a means of escape for himself Wooster hatches a plot.

102: 11/18/1990: Bertie Wooster sets out for the quarter-finals of the DronesClub Golf Tournament, accompanied by Jeeves and Aunt Agathas terrier, MacIntosh. His apponent is Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps, who is considered a walkover. Bertie is soundly beaten and later he pours out his distress to Bobbie Wickham, a young lady whom Bertie thinks he is in love with, but whom Jeeves believes is simply too frivolous.

103: 11/25/1990: Jeeves and Wooster travel to Twing Hall, the home ofLord and Lady Wickhammersley. There they attend a village fete where Berties pal, Bingo Little, suggests they gamble on various sports events, although Lady Wickhammersley disapproves of any gambling because it is her husbands weakness. Unbeknown to all but Jeeves, a fellow house guest has managed to disqualify all the partcipants on whom Bertie and his pals have wagered.

104: 12/2/1990: After leading a sheltered life, Gussie Fink Nottle has retired to the country and devoted himself to newts. But now Berties help is required: Gussie is in love with Madeline Bassett, but has no idea what to do. Aunt Dahlia insists Bertie spend the weekend at her home so he can present the prizes at the Market Snodsbury School. Anatole, Dahlias wonderful foreign cook, resigns in a huff.

105: 12/9/1990: Following on from Episode Four...The restoration of peace at Aunt Dahlias home, Brinkley Court, depends on Jeeves ability to persuade the cook, Anatole, to return. Unhappily for Gussie Fink Nottle his future with Madeline Bassett depends on his ability to make a speech at the Market Snodsbury School Prize Day. Berties plan to restore Gussie and Madelines engagement goes a trifle awry.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Jeeves and Wooster, Series I,” 09/30/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 16, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BF5580BD674F4D39A2EFF45476417CBF.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Jeeves and Wooster, Series I.” 09/30/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 16, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BF5580BD674F4D39A2EFF45476417CBF>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Jeeves and Wooster, Series I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BF5580BD674F4D39A2EFF45476417CBF
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