Picks and Pans Review: Shades of Greene Wodehouse Playhouse
PBS (check local listings)
These British adaptations of 25 short stories by Graham Greene and the late P.G. Wodehouse arrive Stateside in separate series. Sir John Gielgud revives Greene’s Special Duties, while Paul Scofield and Donald Pleasence star in other episodes. Two nights later, Sunday, July 10, Wodehouse introduces his whimsical characters in a film made before his death. Anselm Gets His Chance brings back Pauline (Sarah) Collins and John (Watkins) Alderton from Upstairs, Downstairs (who’re married in real life as well).
SATURDAY, JULY 9