Jeeves And Wooster, 1990
Comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television for ITV.
The show ran for four series totalling twenty three episodes, with the final series nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series.
In later years during a documentary, Fry and Laurie re-united to discuss the series, the two stars admitting that initially they had been reluctant to play the parts, but felt nobody else would be able to the characters justice.
The series is set in 1930’s Britain and America and the stories revolve around two characters Bertie Wooster, a young gentleman with a “distinctive blend of airy nonchalance and refined gormlessness”, and Jeeves, his improbably well-informed and talented valet.
Wooster is a bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Club, are saved from all manner of social misadventures by the indispensable valet (“gentleman’s personal gentleman”), Jeeves.
Created By: Clive Exton
Original Transmission Dates: 22nd April 1990 – 20th June 1993