Who better than Stephen Fry, the star of the definitive Nineties TV series Jeeves and Wooster, to tell us all about the nation’s greatest comic writer? Although he died nearly forty years ago, his fantastical world of aunts and the Drones Club is timelessly and relentlessly funny. He wrote more than 90 books, but was also a playwright and lyricist who worked with Cole Porter on Anything Goes. The Englishness of his work
might be attributed to his living abroad for the last forty years of his life. His many fans include Evelyn Waugh, Rudyard Kipling and Douglas Adams. In the words of Fry, PG Wodehouse is ‘the most industrious, prolific and beneficent author ever to have sat down, scratched his head and banged out a sentence’.