Corgi Toys 9004; Bentley 3 litre 1927 World of Wooster

The World of Wooster is a comedy television series, based on the Jeeves stories by author P. G. Wodehouse. The television series starred Ian Carmichael as wealthy English gentleman Bertie Wooster and Dennis Price as Bertie's valet Jeeves. The series aired on BBC Television from 1965 until 1967 in three series. Like many other British television series of the time, much of the series was lost as a result of wiping, a BBC policy to save money by wiping videotapes and re-using them. All but two episodes are now lost

In some ways, the interpretations of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves in the series differ from how the characters are described in Wodehouse's stories. Ian Carmichael portrayed Bertie Wooster with the nervous mannerisms that he had earlier brought to affable, bewildered characters in comedy films such as Lucky Jim, and added a stammer and a monocle, neither of which are in the books. He was also significantly older than Bertie Wooster as written by Wodehouse. Dennis Price portrayed Jeeves as an older, stiff, dignified figure, regarding himself as superior to the proceedings around him, rather than being more involved in the escapades as he is in the stories, in some cases initiating them. Additionally, changes were made to the dialogue and situations to increase the tension between Jeeves and Aunt Agatha.

This Corgi Toy was sourced in June 2022 from a private collection, there should be a standing figure of Bertie Wooster, Jeeves is in the driving seat.

 
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