Jeeves and Wooster

10 Best Episodes of Jeeves and Wooster - Season 4

Bertram "Bertie" Wooster (Hugh Laurie), a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet Jeeves (Stephen Fry) to get him out. Based on the books by P.G. Wodehouse.

Written by Sophie and last updated on sep 14, 2022.

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#6 - The Once and Future Ex (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Bertie bumps into his former fiancΓ©e Lady Florence in a bookshop while buying a birthday present for Jeeves. But after a row with her present suitor, the insanely jealous Darcy "Stilton" Cheesewright she renews her engagement to Bertie. Friend George Caffyn needs $50,000 for his play but can only get it from Chichester Clam when he sells his boats to Lord Worplesden, but the press pack haunting them is stopping the deal from going through. Jeeves sees a fancy dress party as a way of sorting everything out.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 35 votes.

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#5 - Return to New York (Season 4 - Episode 1)

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Aunt Agatha wants to pack her wayward nephews Claude and Eustace Wooster off to Africa but both have fallen in love with a singer at a nightclub Bertie took them to the night before, and sneak back from the docks to Bertie's place to pursue her. Bertie wants to marry a painter (Gwladys Pendlebury) and has fallen foul of a soup manufacturer. Bertie's efforts to help Tuppy end in a disaster and Aunt Agatha ends up as a laughing stock, and looking for the cause, blames Bertie.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 35 votes.

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#4 - The Delayed Arrival (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Aunt Dahlia's magazine is in deep money trouble again so she wants to sell it to a Mr Trotter. To make it more saleable, she plans on paying a thousand pounds to a famous novelist for a story, which means she has to pawn her pearl necklace. Meanwhile, Lady Florence Craye has an on-off engagement with the homicidal Darcy "Stilton" Cheesewright, with Bertie being the cause of the break-ups. An expert is brought in to value the pearls, which have been replaced with fakes, and there is a race on to sell the magazine and get the real ones back in time. Both Jeeves and Bertie appear in drag in this episode.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 31 votes.

Jeeves and Wooster - S4E6

#3 - The Ties That Bind (Season 4 - Episode 6)

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Bertie is at Totleigh Towers for the marriage of Roderick Spode and Madeline Bassett. Friend Ginger Winship is engaged to Lady Florence Craye so Bertie thinks that he's finally safe as far as marriage is concerned. However, Parliamentary candidate Ginger falls for his secretary and throws the Parliamentary election, causing Florence to dump him, and Spode decides to stand in his place, throwing in his title and causing Madeline to dump him. Both women now have their eyes firmly set on Bertie. Meanwhile the Butlers' and Valets' book from the Ganymede Club has been stolen, having all the secrets of the people they worked for. Also there is a problem with the drains at Totleigh Towers so Bertie calls in Tuppy Glossop, who has bought a new invention which clears drains, or so he believes, but when he tries it out it makes things far worse. The show ends with Bertie getting the blame for a spoiled wedding and with the guests chasing him and Jeeves widdershins around a church while the end titles come up.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 32 votes.

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#2 - Trouble at Totleigh Towers (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Bertie goes to Totleigh Towers at Stephanie "Stiffy" Byng's request. She wants him to steal an African statue which she thinks is evil. Gussie Fink-Nottle at Madeline Bassett's request has become a vegetarian, but this is too much for him and he falls for the cook (Emerald) who has been feeding him steak and kidney pie at midnight. Madeline, with Gussie out of the way, falls for Bertie, who steals the statue but has to return it when the owner (Major Plank) will not buy it back. Bertie then blacks up to pretend to be an African wanting to get the statue back for his tribe, just as the real Africans turn up. Jeeves can sort things out though, for a price.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 30 votes.

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#1 - Bridegroom Wanted! (Season 4 - Episode 3)

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Bingo Little wants to marry a waitress so needs his uncle's blessing. Bertie is pushed into helping him by pretending to be author Rosie M. Banks again. His uncle, Lord Bittlesham, is under Sir Roderick Glossop who has moved to America (a watered down Sir R who actually likes Bertie). Trying to sort things out, Bertie manages to make Blair Eggleston break off his engagement with Honoria who now wants to marry Bertie and get a theatrical Agent with a very muscular friend after him. Meanwhile Bingo marries the waitress, who turns out to be the real Rosie M. Banks, so she and Lord Bittlesham are also after Bertie who decides the best thing is to take the next ship to London. But so do all the others and, confronted by all of them on board, he and Jeeves jump ship. Eight and a half months later, they turn up back in England, with long beards and looking like they have spent much of that time in an open boat and in savage lands.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 28 votes.

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