The Wodehouse Letters

Simon Cadell explores the world of the shy and reclusive writer P G Wodehouse through his personal letters.

Episodes

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I The thousands of personal letters I that PG Wodehouse wrote open a window onto this shy and reclusive man. In the first of three programmes, Simon Cadell reads a selection of letters from Wodehouse to his step-daughter Leonora. Edited and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Simon Cadell

Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.

Producer: Susan Roberts

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Simon Cadell reads letters written by PG Wodehouse to William Townsend. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Simon Cadell

Unknown: William Townsend.

Producer: Susan Roberts

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In 1916, PG Wodehouse and Guy Bolton began a lifelong relationship when they collaborated with Jerome Kern on the early models of American musical comedy. In the last of the series, Simon Cadell reads a selection of letters from Wodehouse to Bolton, and Lee Davis provides some explanatory footnotes. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Pg Wodehouse

Unknown: Guy Bolton

Unknown: Jerome Kern

Unknown: Simon Cadell

Unknown: Lee Davis

Producer: Susan Roberts

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Not content with writing 86 published novels - and stories, plays, films and articles - P G Wodehouse also wrote thousands of personal letters. These shed light on a shy and reclusive man who found it easierto express himself on the page than in person. In the first of three programmes, Simon Cadell reads a selection of letters from Wodehouse to his stepdaughter Leonora. Edited and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts Rpt

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Unknown: G Wodehouse

Unknown: Simon Cadell

Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.

Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

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The second of three programmes exploring the world of P G Wodehouse through the letters he wrote to family and friends. In the 1890s,

Wodehouse shared a study at Dulwich College with William Townsend. Their friendship continued for the rest of their lives and is recorded in a long working correspondence, in which they swapped plots, scenes and ideas, Introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts Rpt

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Unknown: G Wodehouse

Unknown: William Townsend.

Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.

Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

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The last of three programmes exploring the world of P G Wodehouse through the letters he wrote to family and friends. In 1916, two Englishmen collaborated with Jerome Kern on the early models of American musical comedy, produced at the Princess

Theatre, New York. This partnership between Wodehouse and Guy Bolton created a friendship that lasted until both were in their nineties, and their letters reveal valuable insights. With contributions from author Lee Davis and readings by Simon Cadell. Edited and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts Rpt

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Unknown: G Wodehouse

Unknown: Jerome Kern

Unknown: Guy Bolton

Unknown: Lee Davis

Unknown: Simon Cadell.

Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.

Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

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A selection of letters to his step-daughter, Leonora. .

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Exploring the world of P G Wodehouse through the letters he wrote to friend William Townend.

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Correspondence between P G Wodehouse and his old musical collaborator friend Guy Bolton.

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