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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)
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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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Better and better as the series progressed, 18 February 2013
Author: Paul Shrimpton from United Kingdom

I've been reading Wodehouse pretty much all my life. I love the lightness, the frothy confusion and the way he wove the characters into living, breathing people on the page. And as such, I approached the arrival of 'Blandings' with a mix of excitement and fear. Fear, because it's notoriously difficult to get Wodehouse from the page to the screen.

The first episode seemed to reinforce all those fears, presenting me with a show that bore little resemblance to those 'living breathing people' that my long association with Wodehouse had let loose inside my head. However, things were to change, and for the better....

Fry and Laurie's approach back in the 90s with Jeeves and Wooster was to throw every line out with gusto, and hope that, on occasion, some of them hit the mark. By and large they succeeded. This wasn't the approach with Blandings.

With Blandings, it's very much the character interaction that drives the show, and so it was as much the delivery as the dialogue that was going to make or break the show. And in the beginning, things looked bleak. However, as the series progressed, I did find myself warming more to the actors. Tim Spall plays Emsworth with a mix of muddle-headedness and down-trodden persecution, constantly trying to squirm out from under the thumb of Jennifer Saunders' Lady Constance. Mark Williams performance as Beach was surprisingly good, especially as Beach is described as 'stately' in the novels, and one thing that Williams isn't, is stately. Jack Farthing is air-headed, frivolous and spend-thrift as Freddie, and swings from annoying to endearing.

The other characters go a long way to supporting the main cast, especially Cyril Wellbeloved, Angus McAllister, and the slimy Baxter. There's also a stream of female visitors, some of which could grace my table anytime. Pandora and Monica Simmons were especially striking.

The dialogue was, on occasion, very good indeed, and strangely in keeping with what Wodehouse may have written, were he sitting down today to write Blandings for the first time.

Now the series has ended, I'm left hoping for a second to be commissioned, and will no doubt be paying for the DVD - and this is something I never thought I would be saying after the first episode.

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