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Format:
Title:
Blandings. Series 1
Other title(s):
PG Wodehouse's Blandings

P.G. Wodehouse's Blandings
Uniform Title:
Blandings (Television program). Season 1.
ISBN:
9781621720829

9786315151835
Publication:
[Silver Spring, Md.] : Acorn Media, [2013]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (182 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the "Blanding Castle" stories / by P.G. Wodehouse.

DVD release of episodes originally broadcast as a television series in 2012.
Contents:
disc 1. Pig-Ho-e-e-e-ey ; The Go-Getter ; Company For Gertrude -- disc 2. The Crime Wave At Blandings ; Lord Emsworth And The Girl Friend ; Problems with Drink.
Summary:
P.G. Wodehouse's beloved Blandings Castle stories follow the foibles of an eccentric aristocrat, his peculiar family which includes a domineering sister and a happy-go-lucky son, and the ramshackle ancestral home they share. In this witty British series, Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders sparkle as Wodehouse's madcap protagonists.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated; "Contains moderate sexual references"--Container.
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Summary

P.G. Wodehouse's beloved Blandings Castle stories follow the foibles of an eccentric aristocrat, his peculiar family, and the ramshackle ancestral home they share. In this witty British series, Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders sparkle as Wodehouse's madcap protagonists.


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Library Journal Review

Based on short stories written by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), Blandings is the slapstick twin of PBS's Downton Abbey and a good alternative for the latter during the U.S. production hiatus. It gets as far as one can from the serious business of British aristocratic tradition and is a delight for American viewers entertained by the oddities of the British upper crust. Stars Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Mark Williams, Jack Farthing, and the rest of the splendid cast capture Wodehouse's hilarious spoofs beautifully. This "Downton run amok" deliciously portrays the wacky world of the lords and ladies, butlers and pigmen who inhabited English castles a century ago, give or take a few years. But it isn't all pratfalls in freshly manured rose beds. The injustices of male superiority and a society ruled by class can also be perceived within the overtly zany plots. VERDICT Highly recommended for all public libraries where British humor is appreciated.-Sheila S. Intner, emerita, -Simmons GSLIS at Mt. Holyoke Coll., So. Hadley, MA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.