Jeeves - Live!

One-man performances from this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival in which Martin Jarvis becomes Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other Wodehouse characters.

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0101Fixing It For Freddie2007122420100319

Martin Jarvis plays Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other P G Wodehouse characters.

Bertie describes his attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiancee Elizabeth.

When things go wrong, will Jeeves shimmer to the rescue?

Bertie Wooster describes attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiancee Elizabeth.

Bertie describes his attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiance Elizabeth.

One-man performances from this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival in which Martin Jarvis becomes Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other Wodehouse characters.

1/2. Fixing It for Freddie

Bertie describes his attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiance Elizabeth. When things go wrong, will Jeeves shimmer to the rescue?

Martin Jarvis plays Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other P G Wodehouse characters.

Bertie describes his attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiancee Elizabeth. When things go wrong, will Jeeves shimmer to the rescue?

. Bertie Wooster describes attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiancee Elizabeth.

Martin Jarvis plays Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other P G Wodehouse characters.

Bertie Wooster describes attempts to reunite his chum Freddie with ex-fiancee Elizabeth.

Followed by News.

0102 LASTBertie Changes His Mind2007123120100326Martin Jarvis plays Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other P G Wodehouse characters.

Jeeves describes his concern that Mr Wooster is considering adopting a daughter.

Perhaps a timely visit to a school for young ladies may change his master's mind?

One-man performances from this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival in which Martin Jarvis becomes Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other Wodehouse characters.

2/2. Bertie Changes His Mind

Jeeves describes his concern that Mr Wooster is considering adopting a daughter. Perhaps a timely visit to a school for young ladies may change his master's mind?

Martin Jarvis plays Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other P G Wodehouse characters.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

. Jeeves describes his concern that Mr Wooster is considering adopting a daughter.

Martin Jarvis plays Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and an array of other P G Wodehouse characters.

Followed by News.

0201Jeeves And The Song Of Songs2014030920141017 (R4)Martin Jarvis performs 'Jeeves and the Song of Songs', the first of two of P.G. Wodehouse's celebrated stories, starring blithe Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves. Recorded in front of a live audience - it was a highlight of last year's Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

In this one-man tour de force, as well as the characters of Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also characterises the bleating Tuppy Glossop, controlling Aunt Dahlia and about a thousand costermongers. Laughs galore!

Jarvis's previous one-man R4 Wodehouse received outstanding reviews. The Times: 'Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year... an astonishing one-man tour-de-force...Jarvis caught the essence of Wodehouse's writing in a way I thought only possible through reading'.

Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in 'By Jeeves' on Broadway.

Director: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Director: Rosalind Ayres

0202 LASTJeeves Takes Charge2014031620141024 (R4)Martin Jarvis performs the second of two of two celebrated P.G. Wodehouse stories, starring Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.

Recorded before a live audience, the performance was a highlight of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

This is Bertie's account of how he hired Jeeves as his 'gentleman's personal' gentleman. Jeeves's first task is to assist Bertie in spiriting away a scandalous family memoir, before publication. And more crucially, extricating the young master from the clutches of Florence.

It's a one-man tour de force - as well as Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays Bertie's fiendish fiancée Florence Craye. In reviews for his previous one-man Radio 4 Wodehouse performance, The Times said, "Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year...Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next.

Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in 'By Jeeves' on Broadway.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin Jarvis performs Jeeves Takes Charge, the second of two celebrated P.G. Wodehouse stories, starring Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.

Recorded before a live audience as a highlight of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival of Literature, it's a one-man tour de force - as well as Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays Bertie's fiendish fiancée Florence Craye.

This is Bertie's account of how he hired Jeeves as his 'gentleman's personal' gentleman. Jeeves's first task is to assist Bertie in spiriting away a scandalous family memoir before publication. And, more crucially, extricating the young master from the clutches of Florence.

Reviews for Jarvis's previous one-man R4 Wodehouse include this from The Times: "Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year... an astonishing one-man tour-de-force... Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next...

Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in By Jeeves on Broadway.

Director: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

It's a one-man tour de force - as well as Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays Bertie's fiendish fiancée Florence Craye. In reviews for his previous one-man Radio 4 Wodehouse performance, The Times said, ""Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year...Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next."

Reviews for Jarvis's previous one-man R4 Wodehouse include this from The Times: ""Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year... an astonishing one-man tour-de-force... Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next..."

Martin Jarvis performs Jeeves Takes Charge, the second of two celebrated P.G. Wodehouse stories, starring Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.

Reviews for Jarvis's previous one-man R4 Wodehouse include this from The Times: ""Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year... an astonishing one-man tour-de-force... Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next..."

Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in By Jeeves on Broadway.

Director: Rosalind Ayres

0301The Aunt And The Sluggard2017121020171215 (BBC7)
20171216 (BBC7)
Martin Jarvis performs The Aunt and the Sluggard by P G Wodehouse for a live audience.

Martin Jarvis performs the first of two beloved Jeeves stories by P G Wodehouse in front of an enthusiastic, invited audience at the Riverhouse Barn Theatre, Walton on Thames in Surrey.

In The Aunt and the Sluggard, Martin tells an extraordinary tale in the character of Bertie Wooster. While living in New York, Bertie has to persuade his brainy manservant Jeeves to concoct a spiffing plan, so that his poet pal Rocky can continue receiving a financial allowance from a rich aunt. The trouble is the aunt wants Rocky to have a good time visiting the fleshpots of Manhattan and to write her letters about it. But Rocky prefers to live as a recluse on Long Island, miles away. How on earth can it be done? Can Jeeves find a solution?

Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin Jarvis, live on stage, as P G Wodehouse's Jeeves, Wooster and the rest of the cast.

0302 LASTJeeves And The Yule-tide Spirit2017121720171222 (BBC7)
20171223 (BBC7)
Martin Jarvis performs the second of two beloved Jeeves stories by P G Wodehouse in front of an enthusiastic, invited audience at the Riverhouse Barn Theatre, Walton on Thames in Surrey.

In Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit, Martin - as Bertie Wooster - recounts his visit to a Christmas Eve house party. There's seasonal high-jinks as Bertie's rival, Tuppy Glossop, is also a guest. Bertie is smitten with attractive Roberta Wickham. Jeeves doesn't approve. Old scores must be settled in the dead of night, involving a darning needle and a punctured hot-water bottle. But will things go according to plan? Ask Jeeves!

Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin Jarvis, live on stage, as P G Wodehouse's Jeeves, Wooster and the rest of the cast.

0401Indian Summer Of An Uncle2020010120200108 (R4)Award-winning Martin Jarvis performs the first of two P G Wodehouse comic classics, live on-stage. Jeeves as ‘stand-up’!

Bertie is pressurised by his intimidating Aunt Agatha to "save the family reputation" and prevent an uncle from making a potentially embarrassing marriage. Bertie fails in his mission. Can the inimitable Jeeves come to the rescue?

A packed house at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey rocks with laughter as Martin Jarvis entertains playing Jeeves, Bertie and the rest.

Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4

Martin Jarvis performs the first of two comic classics live at The Orange Tree Theatre.

Martin Jarvis, live on stage, as P G Wodehouse's Jeeves, Wooster and the rest of the cast.

Award-winning Martin Jarvis performs the first of two P G Wodehouse comic classics, live on-stage. Jeeves as ‘stand-up’!

A packed house at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey rocks with laughter as Martin Jarvis entertains playing Jeeves, Bertie and the rest.

Martin Jarvis performs the first of two comic classics live at The Orange Tree Theatre.

Martin Jarvis, live on stage, as P G Wodehouse's Jeeves, Wooster and the rest of the cast.

0402 LASTThe Great Sermon Handicap20200108Award-winning Martin Jarvis performs the second of two P G Wodehouse comic classics, live on-stage. Jeeves as ‘stand-up'!

This story is a favourite story among the many Wodehouse aficionados. At Twing Hall there's a scheme afoot among the young guests to run a handicap on the length of the sermons preached by the vicars of the dozen hamlets within a six mile radius. Bertie is persuaded by his nephews to fund their bets as well as his own. The odds-on favorite is old Heppenstall, who has inadvertently distorted the odds by losing half his notes on the previous Sunday and consequently preached a falsely abbreviated sermon. His full sermon is guaranteed to last an hour. The odds fluctuate. It's a wild race, culminating in a loss for Bertie. But a win for the inimitable Jeeves.

A packed house at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey rocks with laughter as Martin Jarvis plays Jeeves, Bertie and everybody else.

Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4

Martin Jarvis performs the second of two comic classics live at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Martin Jarvis, live on stage, as P G Wodehouse's Jeeves, Wooster and the rest of the cast.

Award-winning Martin Jarvis performs the second of two P G Wodehouse comic classics, live on-stage. Jeeves as ‘stand-up'!

A packed house at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey rocks with laughter as Martin Jarvis plays Jeeves, Bertie and everybody else.

Martin Jarvis performs the second of two comic classics live at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Martin Jarvis, live on stage, as P G Wodehouse's Jeeves, Wooster and the rest of the cast.