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A comedy for broadcasting from the story by P. G. Wodehouse
Production by John Cheatle
Never was a scene created in fiction with more delightful opulence and traditional indolence than that of Blandings Castle, seat of the Earls of Emsworth. Outside Blandings nature seems always to smile, despite the incredible carryings-on behind its walls. Certainly no excursion could more readily take the mind from depression than one among the noblemen, gardeners, angry aunts, and idle nephews of Blandings Castle especially when crime of the Blandings order is thrown in ! This play was originally broadcast on December 24, 1939


Story By: P. G. Wodehouse
Production By: John Cheatle
Lord Emsworth: Frederick Lloyd
Jane, Lord Emsworth's niece: Betty Hardy
Beach, the butler: Ralph Truman
Lady Constance, Lord Emsworth's sister: Gladys Young
Rupert Baxter, once Lord Emsworth's ecretary.: Carleton Hobbs
George, Lord Emsworth's grandson: Neville Gates

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