Leave It To Psmith
BBC dramatisation of the Wodehouse stories, from 2020
Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres direct a star cast in this sparkling PG Wodehouse comedy.
It's the 1920s and Edward Bennett is Psmith (the P is silent!). He’s as broke as the Ten Commandments and advertises himself to ‘go anywhere, do anything. Crime not objected to!’
Down at idyllic Blandings Castle, affably vague Lord Emsworth (Martin Jarvis) prepares to travel to London to collect a famous poet who’s been invited to Blandings by Emsworth’s fearsome sister Constance (Patricia Hodge).
Emsworth’s son Freddie (George Blagden) sees Psmith’s advert. He needs someone to steal his aunt’s necklace! In town, the Earl mistakes Psmith for the poet. Psmith spots lovely Eve Halliday (Susannah Fielding). He falls in love on sight. Freddie hires Psmith to do the stealing.
Love and crime, hand-in-hand. A thrilling farce ensues.
Dramatised by Archie Scottney
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