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Did you ever watch A Bit of Fry and Laurie or Jeeves and Wooster?
-Darwin (February 10, 2008, 10:22 AM)
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made a fan of P.G:Woodhouse out of me -
a rare combination - brilliant book(s) =>
brilliant TV

Yes! I loved Wodehouse before the series, but you're right - brilliant TV and brilliant books  :Thmbsup:

I'm a huge Stephen Fry fan and QI really is one of best of the English comedy panel quiz shows, a style of humour I think the Brits have perfected to the level of an artform. I'm going to have to follow this blog, his autobiography was fascinating. A wonderful an interesting character.

He's now started podcasting, too, and the first episode is up. Cool!

Carol Haynes:
Hugh Laurie apparently inspired the making of the Jeeves and Wooster series as he is a Wodehouse anorak!

It really shows in the series which I love to bits.

If you want to splash out you can get the complete series on US Amazon at:

My only slight gripe with the series (and it is very slight) is that the cast changed from series to series. There was a core of players who stuck it out but one or two characters changed actors in each series - and one actor played two different characters in two of the series (which is a bit confusing).

I really love the humour in series 3 with them based in New York - absolutely hilarious take on Anglo-American relations.

The whole of A Bit of Fry and Laurie is also available:

it is really good but probably shows its age a bit more and I'm not sure how the British humour transfers across the pond as it is a bit topical.

The other  series the US fans might like to look out is Blackadder. This was primarily a vehicle for Rowan Atkinson but it is a fantastic ensemble series which features Fry and Laurie, along with Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Rik Mayall, occasionally Ade Edmondson. The star for me is Miranda Richardson in series 2 with her fantastically bizarre portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I (Kate Blanchett eat your heart out!). Series 1 also stars the incomparable Peter Cook!

I have to say if I was stranded on a desert island and could only take 2 DVD sets Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder would enjoyably keep me on the brink of sanity for quite a long time!


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