Belfast Telegraph

Wogan to host Wodehouse documentary

Sir Terry Wogan is to host a documentary about one of Britain's best-loved comedy writers, PG Wodehouse.

The Radio 2 presenter has been a long-time admirer of the creator of Jeeves and Wooster.

The programme, to be screened on BBC Two, is part of a new season of arts programmes.

With the working title Wogan On Wodehouse, the show will include rarely-seen interviews with the writer and interviews with well-known fans of his work.

The BBC said Sir Terry "attempts to solve some of the paradoxes he sees in the life and long career of this much-loved, undeniably prolific and occasionally controversial comic writer".

As well as his literary characters, Wodehouse - who died in 1975 at the age of 93 - was noted for contributions to musicals, with Anything Goes and Showboat among his many achievements.

The arts season will also see presenter and art critic Andrew Graham Dixon teaming up with chef Giorgio Locatelli to look at the cultural heritage of Sicily in Sicily Unpacked for BBC Two.

An Arena programme will look at the life of humorist and theatrical director Jonathan Miller.


From Belfast Telegraph