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Wodehouse In Exile

BBC4 - 2013

P. G. Wodehouse – Tim Pigott-Smith

Ethel Wodehouse – Zoe Wanamaker

With Paul Ritter, Flora Montgomery, Richard Dormer, Conor Mullen, Simon Coury, Niall Cusack - and Ian McElhinney and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Directed by Tim Fywell

Written by Nigel Williams

Producer – Kate Triggs

Line Producer Carol Moorhead
Director of Photography Owen McPolin
Production Designer Tom McCullagh
Editor Emma Oxley
Casting Director Georgia Simpson
Costume Designer Maggie Donnelly
Make Up and Hair Designer Pamela Smyth
Production Sound Mixer Ronan Hill;

Executive Producer for the BBC Stephen Wright

Executive Producer – Robert Cooper

Sales: BBC Worldwide

Read Robert Cooper’s Broadcast article on the making of Wodehouse In Exile

"One of the best documentary dramas I have seen in years" Clive James

"..delectable.." Five Stars: Andrew Billen, The Times

Tim Pigott-Smith stars as P.G. Wodehouse, in WODEHOUSE IN EXILE; a warm, witty and intimate drama about his fall from grace and ultimate self-imposed exile from England.

n the summer of 1941, PG Wodehouse, the master of fanciful plots became a major player in a tale of Realpolitic. But this time Wodehouse wasn’t the author of the narrative. He was a pawn in the biggest propaganda battle of the Second World War: on the part of the German Foreign Office to persuade the Americans to stay out of the war on the eve of Operation Barbarossa and on the part of the British to persuade America to join the Allies and save a beleaguered nation.

WODEHOUSE IN EXILE by Nigel Williams moves from Le Touquet, France to an internment camp in Upper Silesia, to Berlin, to London and finally to Paris between 1940 and 1944. It is the intimate story of PG Wodehouse’s fall from grace and how the man who defined Englishness became an exile from his own country. Nigel Williams brings to light new evidence in a story that has never been dramatised before.

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