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About BLANDINGS & Episode Guides

About BLANDINGS & Episode Guides

Blandings Premiered on BBC One on January 13, 2013

About the Show:
Clarence Emsworth longs to be left in peace. But at every turn he is hounded by his imperious sister Connie, his feeble-witted son Freddie and a blizzard of love-struck nieces and their wildly unsuitable boyfriends with only his faithful butler Beach offering reluctant support. Who would be master of Blandings Castle?


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Timothy SpallLord Clarence Emsworth
Jennifer SaundersConnie, Lady Keeble
Mark WilliamsSebastian Beach
Jack FarthingFreddie Threepwood

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Season 1

Episode 1: Pig-Ho-e-e-e-ey (Jan/13/2013)
Clarence needs to be able to get his pig eating again or he will lose the Fattest Pig prize to his rival Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe. Connie demands that he put a stop to his niece Angela's love affair with ex-cowboy Jimmy and push her towards the noxious Lord Heacham.

Episode 2: The Go-Getter (Jan/20/2013)
Connie is anxious to make a good impression on her visiting childhood friend Veronica, and her rich American husband, Jimmy Schoonmaker. She enlists the services of the pathologically fastidious secretary Rupert Baxter to purge Blandings - and in particular Clarence - who is liberally anointing his roses with stinking manure. Meanwhile, Freddie has fallen madly in love with dog-lover Pandora and attempts to impress her by becoming a dog-food salesman, much to his Aunt Connie’s exasperation.

Episode 3: Company For Gertrude (Jan/27/2013)
Clarence’s lugubrious niece Gertrude has been imprisoned at Blandings by Connie and forced to overhaul Clarence’s library. Her ministrations are driving him crazy. Gertrude’s forbidden love, the outstandingly clumsy Revd. Beefy Bingham, infiltrates Blandings using a false identity. He is determined to win Clarence’s approval for the match. Meanwhile, Freddie has inadvertently married a Portuguese exotic dancer and must do his utmost to keep that a secret from Connie.

Episode 4: The Crime Wave At Blandings (Feb/03/2013)
Blandings is threatened by the return of dictatorial secretary Baxter, hired by Connie to put an end to all tomfoolery. This is a tragedy for Clarence; but he finds an unusual ally in his grandson George, who has been happily rampaging through the grounds with an air rifle. It is not long before there is an outbreak of clandestine shooting and smarting buttocks. Meanwhile, Freddie returns to coax Clarence into to clearing his debts. This time he is pursued by East End gangsters and brings with him a beguiling dancer who takes a fancy to Beach

Episode 5: Lord Emsworth And The Girl Friend (Feb/10/2013)
It is the annual fete at Blandings Castle, and Connie will again force Clarence to wear a revolting top hat and stumble his way humiliatingly through a speech. Worst of all, he is banned from picking his beloved flowers by the tyrannical head gardener Angus McAllister. However, Clarence befriends Gladys and Ern, two cheeky schoolchildren who encourage him to assert himself. Connie is naturally scandalized, and brings her howitzers to bear on the ghastly intruders. Freddie - needing to touch his old man for some cash - struggles to help Clarence and the children; inevitably he makes everything worse.

Episode 6: Problems with Drink (Feb/17/2013)
With the arrival of sophisticated widow Daphne and her spoiled brat Huxley, Connie once again forces Clarence to look presentable. However, when Daphne flirts with Clarence and takes an interest in his pig, Beach and Connie become suspicious of Daphne’s motives. Freddie announces that he has forsworn women of every description – only to find a glorious and titanic beauty, Monica Simmons, working in the pigsty



Season 2

Episode 1: Throwing Eggs (Feb/16/2014)
The most obnoxious man in England - The Duke of Dunstable comes to stay at the castle and he is determined to wreak havoc as he destroys fixtures and try's to get Clarence committed as a lunatic.

Episode 2: Dirty Work at the Crossroads (Feb/23/2014)
Clarence and Connie are shocked after their terrifying sister Charlotte shows up and threatens to take up permanent residence. Freddie comes up an audacious plan that involves stealing the lord's beloved pig.

Episode 3: Hallo to All This (Mar/02/2014)
Clarence needs to stop his younger brother Galahad from publishing his scandalous memoirs and ruining the family name.

Episode 4: Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (Mar/09/2014)
Beach and Connie are not impressed after Clarence grows a beard. Freddie is also not impressed as it looks like it is going to ruin his chances of impressing a girl he likes.

Episode 5: Sticky Wicket at Blandings (Mar/16/2014)
Colonel Fanshawe pays Clarence a visit to find out if he would like to become his successor as Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, an honour for which Connie is desperate for him to accept.

Episode 6: Necessary Rhino (Mar/23/2014)
Dunstable's brother Hannibal is terrorising Clarence about a dubious painting. Connie plots to get Hannibal married to her new American friend called Vanessa.

Episode 7: The Custody Of The Pumpkin (Mar/30/2014)
Connie attempts to marry Freddie off to Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe's odd niece. With the Fat Pumpkin prize at stake, Clarence decides to make sure the marriage does not happen and vanquish Parsloe for good.

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