Twenty-three years after the BBC laid The World Of Wooster to rest,Granada TV revived P G Wodehouse's comic stories with spectacular success,casting,in a stroke of genius,comedy double-act Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in the roles,respectively,of gentleman and gentleman's gentleman. (For a fuller explanation of Wodehouse's characters and stories see that chronologically earlier BBC series,which had starred Ian Carmichael and Dennis Price.)
Although there was some doubt among members of the Wodehouse Society about their appropriateness for the parts,Fry and Laurie were simply perfect in the roles of unsurpassable valet Jeeves and bally ass Wooster,living in a 1920s-30s world of Hooray Henries and splendidly indomitable aunts. Both were major fans of the original books,and Fry had even written Wodehouse a letter,before the master's death in 1975,which elicited a signed photograph that remains much treasured.
Shot on film,production values were high throughout the 23 episodes and all of them were very funny. The scripts were dramatised from the Wodehouse originals by Clive Exton (who also adapted Agatha Christie's Poirot books for ITV),six of them being set in New York City.
根据世界级英裔美籍著名幽默作家 P.G.Wodehouse 的系列作品改编，编剧 Clive Exton 同时也是 ITV 拳头剧 《大侦探波罗》 （Poirot) 系列的主力编剧。主演 史蒂芬·弗莱（Stephen Fry) 和 休·劳瑞（Hugh Laurie) 均为剑桥出身，当年与 爱玛·汤普森（Emma Thompson) 等同在剑桥 Footlights 表演俱乐部演出（Monty Python主要成员也出身于此），两人均多才多艺，在剑桥Footlights 表演俱乐部演出之后在电影、电视和广播领域又有着长年的合作。国内观众对这两位的印象可能主要来自 Richard Curtis/Ben Elton 编剧、罗温·艾金森（Rowan Atkinson) 主演的《黑爵士》（Blackadder) 系列。