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Jeeves

Joy in the Morning (Dramatisation)
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)
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Summary

Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The rural beauty of Steeple Bumpleigh holds no attractions for Bertie, containing (as it does) the appalling Aunt Agatha. But there is man's work to do and, with Jeeves at his side, how can Bertie fail?
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  • MR
  • 20-07-15

Perfectly cast audio drama

Would you listen to Jeeves again? Why?

Absolutely.
The wonderfully witty dialogue is brought to life by actors who obviously share Wodehouse's love of the English language in telling a tale.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jeeves?

The interplay of the characters at the climax.

What about Michael Hordern and Richard Briers ’s performance did you like?

You couldn't play the parts better. Differently yes, but never better!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book is sometimes hilarious, often funny and always enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic.

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classic Wodehouse fun

What did you like most about Jeeves?

I must confess I heard these first time round on the radio, so there is an added nostalgic joy to these stories. Michael Horden and Richard Briers are Jeeves and Wooster to me. More important perhaps is the dramtisation here is true to the original so that Wooster is not too much of a fat-head. .

What did you like best about this story?

I love the gentle comedy and farcical situations

Which character – as performed by Michael Hordern and Richard Briers – was your favourite?

I think they compliment each other and to choose would be pointless

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely great for car journeys

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  • 26-06-15

Unbeatable!!!

Briers and Hordern will never be topped in my opinion. Laurie and Fry were pale imitations.
I've listened to this over and over again. It's perfection.

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Love it

loved it, Wodehouse is a genius. Highly recommend to all and sundry to give it a listen

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Fun

Typical Wooster, well dramatised and lots of fun. Highly recommended listening if you like the Wooster "jingoistic" rough and tumble.

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great

All the actors fabulous in this but leads especially so. really cheered up dreary January.

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I will listen again and again...

Suffice it to say that the Jeeves books are amongst the funniest ever written, and I received a number of strange looks as fellow drivers saw me parked up in the Wilko car park, clutching the wheel and crying with laughter... Perfect performances, exquisitely hilarious prose. A diamond.

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  • 15-02-15

Spiffing

Would you listen to Jeeves again? Why?

I already have.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bertie Wooster is one of the greatest creations of the twentieth century along with all of Woodehouse's cast of upper class toffery.

What does Michael Hordern and Richard Briers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Briers particularly emphasises the foolish but loveable nature of Wooster whilst Horden's haughty authorativeness is perfectly apt for the fix-it-all gentleman's gentleman.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well, when Bertie realised that he would have to obey the summons of various horrifying aunts and demanding grandees to attend at Steeple Bumpley, I must admit to a slight flutter of emotion for our hero as he was pitched into yet another melee of mistaken assignations and newt pandering nonsense.

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