The Inimitable Pg Wodehouse

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“Everything in life that’s any fun, as somebody wisely observed, is either immoral, illegal or fattening.” PG Wodehouse, Girl in Blue (1970)

Alexander Armstrong is at Westminster Abbey for a special dedication to PG Wodehouse (1881-1975), widely regarded as the greatest comic author of the 20th century.

During this showcase we hear a collection of some his best loved work, including a celebration of his creations, the feckless Bertie Wooster and his phlegmatic manservant, Jeeves, and his many other characters. All of them brought to radio life by stars including Simon Cadell, Michael Hordern and Richard Briers.

We’ll hear rare interviews and archive along with contributions from fans, friends and family.

Celebrating the comic brilliance of PG Wodehouse is for Alexander Armstrong (Armstrong and Miller, Pointless) a personal passion, especially as he’s president of the PG Wodehouse Society – which numbers fans from all over the world.

Producer: Stephen Garner

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in January 2019.

Alexander Armstrong celebrates the work of PG Wodehouse.