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Q&A: Timothy Spall
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 15 March 2014, 1:00 AM, PDT)

Q&A: Timothy Spall
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 15 March 2014, 1:00 AM, PDT)

Blandings; Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry – TV review
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 17 February 2014, 12:00 AM, PST)

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Cast

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Timothy Spall ... Lord Clarence Emsworth (13 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jennifer Saunders ... Connie, Lady Keeble (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jack Farthing ... Freddie Threepwood (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tim Vine ... Beach (7 episodes, 2014)

Mark Williams ... Sebastian Beach (6 episodes, 2013)
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Series Directed by
Paul Seed (6 episodes, 2013)
Mandie Fletcher (4 episodes, 2014)
Geoffrey Sax (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Guy Andrews (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
P.G. Wodehouse (9 episodes, 2013-2014)

Series Produced by
Kristian Smith .... executive producer for BBC / executive producer (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Guy Andrews .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2014)
Amanda Black .... line producer (7 episodes, 2014)
Matthew Mulot .... producer (7 episodes, 2014)
Damien Timmer .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2014)
Spencer Campbell .... producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Ian Hogan .... line producer (6 episodes, 2013)

Michele Buck .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Honey (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Chris Goodger (7 episodes, 2014)
David Marsh (3 episodes, 2013)
Simon Archer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Blunden (6 episodes, 2013)
Charlie Fawcett (4 episodes, 2014)
Gavin Buckley (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Casting by
Susie Parriss (7 episodes, 2014)
Andy Pryor (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Jeff Tessler (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Barbara Ann Carville (7 episodes, 2014)
Paul Gilpin (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nancy McKenna (7 episodes, 2014)
Susan Scott (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Linzi Bowen .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2014)
Valerie Butler .... makeup designer (7 episodes, 2014)
Christine Cant .... makeup supervisor (7 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Production Management
Bejhan Kalantar .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2014)
Phil Meehan .... unit manager (7 episodes, 2014)
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darren Fee .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2014)
Leon Fee .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2014)
Hussain Yasin .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2014)
Matt Bloom .... second unit director (6 episodes, 2013)
Ciaran Colton .... second assistant director: second unit (6 episodes, 2013)
Stephen Darragh .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
Chris McCormick .... trainee assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
Tom White .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
John Bennett .... additional assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
Graham Kinniburgh .... assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
Tim Bonstow .... production buyer / prop buyer (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jim Grindley .... prop master / property master (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jack Cairns .... prop hand (7 episodes, 2014)
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director (7 episodes, 2014)
Rosie Haliwell .... prop hand (7 episodes, 2014)
Annie McCreddie .... prop hand (7 episodes, 2014)
Miranda Cull .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2013)
Darren Lyttle .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2013)
Kevin McCabe .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2013)
Maria Mallon .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Pietro Dalmasso .... dialogue editor / supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Paul Maynes .... dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dominic Weaver .... effects editor / sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Derek Hehir .... sound recordist / sound mixer (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Darren T. Jennings .... adr recording engineer (7 episodes, 2014)
Cecilia Lanzi .... sound maintenance (7 episodes, 2014)
James Pollock .... sound trainee (7 episodes, 2014)
Nick Baldock .... adr recordist / adr mixer (6 episodes, 2013)
Dawn Gough .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Terry McDonald .... boom operator / sound maintentance (6 episodes, 2013)
Luke McGinley .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Templeton .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Sascha Fromeyer .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Buckley .... grip (7 episodes, 2014)
Stephen Catney .... electrician (7 episodes, 2014)
Gaston Currie .... best boy (7 episodes, 2014)
Noah Eli Davis .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2014)
Steffan Hill .... stills photographer / still photographer (7 episodes, 2014)
Jamie Jackson .... second assistant camera (7 episodes, 2014)
Conor Kilpatrick .... grip (7 episodes, 2014)
Davey Mayes .... electrician (7 episodes, 2014)
Neil McConville .... camera trainee (7 episodes, 2014)
Carlo McDonnell .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2014)
Richard Nevin .... electrician (7 episodes, 2014)
Malachy Sturgeon .... digital imaging technician (7 episodes, 2014)
Liam Taylor .... grip (7 episodes, 2014)
Darren Chesney .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (6 episodes, 2013)
Liam Devine .... video assist (6 episodes, 2013)
Conor Hammond .... a camera focus puller (6 episodes, 2013)
Scott Jamison .... data wrangler (6 episodes, 2013)
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Darragh Scott .... electrician (6 episodes, 2013)
Kevin Scott .... best boy (6 episodes, 2013)
Aidan Monaghan .... still photographer (5 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orla Marley .... costume assistant (7 episodes, 2014)
Katy Taylor .... costume assistant (7 episodes, 2014)
Caroline Hill .... costume trainee (6 episodes, 2013)
Claire Snoddy .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Lauren Hanna .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2014)
Marie-Therese Breen .... costume assistant: daily crew (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rob Cooper .... on-line editor (7 episodes, 2014)
David Garbutt .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2014)
Jet Omoshebi .... colourist (7 episodes, 2014)
William Blunden .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Scott Ferguson .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (6 episodes, 2013)
Paul Staples .... colorist (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Michael Ray .... script editor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andrea Bamford .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2014)
Antony Buonomo .... opening titles (7 episodes, 2014)
Veronica Castillo .... head of production (7 episodes, 2014)
Claire Gillen .... production secretary (7 episodes, 2014)
Rebecca Keane .... creative director for Mammoth Screen (7 episodes, 2014)
Joyce Law .... production trainee (7 episodes, 2014)
Graeme Livingstone .... floor runner (7 episodes, 2014)
Katrina McBriarty .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Tony Ring .... consultant (7 episodes, 2014)
James Shannon .... payroll clerk (7 episodes, 2014)
Lisa Vanoli .... unit publicist (7 episodes, 2014)
Michele Viney .... assistant accountant (7 episodes, 2014)
Catherine Geary .... location manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Zara Hamill .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Paul McAnearney .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Stephen McConnell .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2013)
Lucy McCutcheon .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Chris Myers .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Peter Stephenson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Tom Maguire .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2014)
 

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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Very disappointing, 22 January 2013
Author: imdb-14954 from United Kingdom

First episode - OK-ish. The plot of the story was a little mangled, but something of the original Wodehouse humour survived.

Second episode - utterly dreadful. All pretence to be an adaptation of Wodehouse was abandoned, with only the names of the characters remaining. Instead we had a completely new, thoroughly half-baked plot, written by a script writer who never grew out of scatological humour (something Wodehouse never, ever stooped to). A terrible waste - the cast could have delivered a good result given a decent screenplay, but really struggled with this drivel.

Wodehouse is widely recognised as being the master of the complex comic plot. It's incredibly arrogant of screenwriters to say, "Ah yes, but obviously I can do a lot better."

Additional note - dipped back into the series for episode 4 - "The Crime Wave at Blandings". The original short story is arguably one of the best, if not actually the best comic short story ever written in the English language. Anyone who hasn't read it should immediately go and read several Blandings stories first (in order to get familiar with the characters) and then read TCWaB. The dramatisation of it in this series was beneath contempt. Absolutely everything which makes the story good was lost and replaced by dross instead.

Incidentally, TCWaB is the only time when Emsworth is recorded as actually visiting Beach's pantry. Gally was regularly to be found supping port with Beach, but not Emsworth. This series has him popping in and out every two minutes.

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