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Blandings Castle

1 9 6 7 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

This BBC series – adapted from stories by PG Wodehouse – starred Ralph Richardson as Clarence Threepwood, 9th Earl of Emsworth, lord and master of Blandings Castle.

Clarence shared his ancestral seat with his sister, Lady Constance (Meriel Forbes), his butler, Beach (Stanley Holloway), head gardener McAllister (Jack Radcliffe) and the Empress, his beloved pet pig.

The six-part series aired on Friday evenings at 7.30 pm and attracted a viewing audience of over 7 million.

All episodes are now believed lost.

Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth
Ralph Richardson
Sebastian Beach
Stanley Holloway
Lady Constance
Meriel Forbes
Angus McAllister
Jack Radcliffe
The Hon. Freddie Threepwood
Derek Nimmo
Rupert Baxter
Anton Rodgers