Wednesday, 2 January 2013

BBC Blandings from Crom Castle in Fermanagh

Once again Fermanagh is centre of the universe when the brand new BBC TV series kicks off -  "Blandings" - Sunday 13th January 2013 @ 6.30pmThe celebrated stories of PG Wodehouse will be coming to life on BBC One as Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders star in Blandings, a new comedy series written by Guy Andrews and based on Wodehouse's work.

PG Wodehouse is hailed as one of the greatest comic writers in the English Language, Describing the series Guy Andrews said: "Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order. Clarence Emsworth, ninth earl and master of Blandings Castle, yearns with all his soul to be left in peace; preferably in the company of his beloved pig, The Empress. But he never is. There is always someone who wants him to do something. Presiding over the blitzkrieg on his equilibrium is the baleful figure of his sister Connie, with whom he shares the house; at her shoulder is Clarence's brainless younger son Freddie and a panoply of friends, enemies, servants, spongers, private detectives, bookies and confidence tricksters.
The six self-contained episodes will be set 1929, and will be filmed on location in Northern Ireland at the fabulous Crom Castle with the support of Northern Ireland Screen. Timothy Spall will play the amiable and befuddled Lord Emsworth (Clarence to his friends), with Jennifer Saunders as his indomitable sister Connie.

Crom Castle is set with a 1,900 acre estate on the shores of Lough Erne and the exisiting was built in 1820. This has been home to Crichton family for many years. The house is owned by the family while the estate is managed by the National Trust.

Episode 1 of 6
Clarence has to get his pig eating again or he will lose the Fattest Pig prize to his fiendish rival. Meanwhile, Connie demands he put a stop to his niece Angela's love affair with cowboy Jimmy.

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