Newspaper reports on the radio broadcasts made by P.G. Wodehouse during World War Two
Poor P.G. Wodehouse – he really was an innocent abroad (in time and place, one feels) during World War Two.
We watched BBC4′s excellent drama – ‘Wodehouse In Exile’ – last night, which was a dramatisation about the internment of P.G. Wodehouse and the writer’s controversial radio broadcasts during the Second World War.
We were very moved by the drama and the shabby treatment of the brilliant writer, so thought we’d post a report (and photograph) about this sad chapter in Wodehouse’s life.
It’s fascinating to see how this story was reported. To read these stories, just do a search on ‘P.G. Wodehouse’, and then use the filtering options to navigate your way back in time to 1941.
Aberdeen Journal – Saturday 25 January 1941
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Hull Daily Mail – Friday 27 June 1941
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