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Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order... See more »
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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 McGeown-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)
Robert Channon .... scenic painter (6 episodes, 2013)
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 / generator operator (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)
Ross Pimlott .... assistant camera (3 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 Leese .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Lauren Hanna .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2014)
Marie-Therese Breen .... costume assistant: daily crew (2 episodes, 2013)
Margaret Pescott .... costume maker: Jennifer Saunders (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Anna Broke .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Lazy mediocrity- a tragic waste of A1 material!.., 16 February 2014
Author: Adams5905 from United Kingdom

I speculated earlier that it would be difficult for the BBC to plumb the depths of degradation any further than they had managed with the first season of 'Blandings' last year... How wrong I was...If the first series was ham-fisted and amateur, this second outing can only be described as a gruesome travesty. I find it hard to believe that the production team and commissioning editor looked upon this finished article with anything other than loathing and despair. The principal characters have descended to low parodies of their former selves, which were, in turn, no more than bargain-basement burlesques, when compared with the exquisitely detailed, and perfectly pitched personalities that Plum created. I really can't be bothered to treat each character's assassination in turn, but shall pick out some of the more awful gumboils: If Harry Enfield (Alaric, Duke of Dunstable) believes that simply shouting 'Potty' at his fellows will endear him to his public, he is sadly mistaken, but I suppose the blame for this lies with his direction. He's too young, too thin, not hirsute enough, and incapable of speaking properly-wrong accent, wrong lines!.. Here is an extract from 'Service with a Smile', one of Plum's later, and by no means better books, giving a description of the Duke. This shows the quality of his prose before the BBC started mauling it about: "He was a large, stout, bald-headed man with a jutting nose, prominent eyes and a bushy white moustache of the type favoured by regimental sergeant majors and walruses. In Wiltshire, where he resided when not inviting himself for long visits to the homes of others, he was far from popular, his standing among his neighbours being roughly that of a shark at a bathing resort-something, that is to say, to be avoided on all occasions as nimbly as possible. A peremptory manner and an autocratic disposition combined to prevent him winning friends and influencing people"... Despite starting with the works of (probably) the best comic writer of the 20th century, the BBC have somehow managed to produce this bumbling, blundering, boorish dog's breakfast... Jack Farthing (the Hon. Freddie Threepwood) has obviously spent his year watching Monty Python's 'Upper Class Twit of the Year' competition-I thought last year that he showed promise-I now rescind that view. Jennifer Saunders (Lady Constance Keeble) seems to be walking around with something inserted up her fundament, in the vain belief that this gives her character poise and gravitas-she is sadly deluded. Tim Vine (Beach)-I've yet to make my mind up. I'm assuming that Mark Williams headed for the hills after last year's debacle, in a last-ditch attempt to salvage some of his reputation-I sympathize perfectly, as he was grievously miscast. Vine has greater gravity, but still lacks presence-the jury remains undecided... Another reviewer elsewhere advised readers not to waste their time watching this hogwash, but to employ it more constructively by actually reading one of Plum's masterpieces (the first episode of series 2 is very loosely based on 'A Pelican at Blandings', with Gally (the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, our hero and the pelican alluded to)'s masterful machinations expunged, and understudied by Freddie Threepwood-I concur completely, you can even download a Wodehouse sampler for free,at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8190 Enjoy!..

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