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As regular readers may know, I am hideously pedantic about adaptations of books I love, especially when it comes to casting. And it's not just about what actors look like, because my pedantry includes radio as well as television and film adaptations (the unlistenable Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey springs to mind). But I gave a squeak of glee when I heard a trailer before tonight's episode of the Archers. First of all there were the words "Roderick Spode...", which made me stop stirring the parmesan into my pasta, for of course I knew what those words implied. And then came a rather familiar voice. For yes, Marcus "Giles Wemmbley-Hogg" Brigstocke is to play Bertie to Andrew Sachs's Jeeves in a new Radio 4 version of The Code of the Woosters, one of the funniest novels ever written. Having already played a very amusing silly ass character (Giles, nice-but-dim forner public schoolboy who travels the globe and constantly refers to his home life in Devon where he resides with his parents and his tortoise, the magnificently named Slow Giles) on the radio, I think Brigstocke is a perfect choice for a new radio Wooster, and I can't wait to hear the new version. It's on next Sunday afternoon at three (GMT), Wodehouse fans!

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radegund
Apr. 2nd, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Eee! Squee! *writes in diary*
stellanova
Apr. 2nd, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I know! I hope it's going to be a two or three parter - the Classic Serial website (for it's airing in that slot) makes it look like a one-off, but surely they couldn't fit the whole thing in just an hour?
nineveh_uk
Apr. 3rd, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Fab! Thanks for the advance warning.
alltheleaves
Apr. 4th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
Perfect casting. I agree with your pedantry though, it is right.
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