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Blandings

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Shoot Dates 2012
Writer Guy Andrews
Director Paul Seed
Producer Spencer Campbell
Director of Photography Simon Archer
Editor Chris Blunden
Main Cast Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Mark Williams, Jack Farthing, David Walliams, Paloma Faith
Locations Crom Castle, Enniskillen
Contacts PRODUCTION COMPANY
Mammoth Screen
BROADCASTER
BBC One

Blandings

Comedy series based on the celebrated stories by PG Wodehouse. Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order. Clarence Emsworth, ninth earl and master of Blandings Castle, yearns with all his soul to be left in peace; preferably in the company of his beloved pig, The Empress. But he never is. There is always someone who wants him to Do Something. Presiding over the blitzkrieg on his equilibrium is the baleful figure of his sister Connie, with whom he shares the house; at her shoulder is Clarence’s brainless younger son Freddie and a panoply of friends, enemies, servants, spongers, private detectives, bookies and confidence tricksters. Only Beach, his loyal and long-suffering butler, provides consolation. Storm-battered Clarence, somehow never vanquished, occasionally makes everything right through an inspired or accidental intervention. For any writer, it is the rarest privilege imaginable to have Wodehouse legitimately available as source material. Instead of just stealing from him as we usually do.

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