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PG Wodehouse 1958 interview

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First broadcast: 26 October 1958

Starting with footage of PG Wodehouse at home in the Hamptons on New York’s Long Island, this interview shows the author at his genial and self-deprecating best. Wodehouse cheerfully discusses his long writing career, his eschewal of ‘serious’ fiction and the lack of sex in his books.

via BBC One – Monitor, 26/10/1958, PG Wodehouse

What Ho!

During a recent rummage through the BBC website for a dash of Wodehouse related light-relief, I happened across this interview with the author himself. It also includes footage of Wodehouse at home on Long Island. In the interview, Wodehouse answers questions about the Berlin Broadcasts, and the absence of sex in his stories.

These remain topics of interest and speculation among Wodehouse readers today, so it’s well worth listening to Wodehouse’s own thoughts on the subject.

Happy viewing!

HP

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4 Comments

  1. LCantoni says:

    Alas, the clip is not available in my location – ironic, as I live a mere 80 miles from Remsenburg. If I jumped in the car now, I could be there well before lunch. Instead, I console myself with this article from a local newspaper: http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Remsenburg/420941/The-Wodehouse-Memory-Lives-On.

  2. Paul K. says:

    “What should I say? What’s the word?” — So interesting to hear him say that out loud. When one is accustomed to reading perfect word placed after perfect word, one forgets that the vast majority were likely preceded by a “What should I say? What’s the word?”

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