The Wartime Radio Broadcasts Made in Berlin by P.G. Wodehouse

Posted on March 26th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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.

newspaper report about pg wodehouse

Aberdeen Journal – Saturday 25 January 1941

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19410125/057/0003

newspaper report about pg wodehouse

Hull Daily Mail – Friday 27 June 1941

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19410627/062/0006

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  • http://strangeco.blogspot.com Undine

    I adore Wodehouse, and, yes, this was a very strange, very sad episode in his life indeed.

    • BNA

      Yes, I think Wodehouse is wonderful, too – there aren’t many writers who can make a person guffaw out loud as he can, and on a regular basis. Grant.