Right Ho, Jeeves sees Bertie Wooster blithely attempting to assume the role of Jeeves himself as a matters-of-the-heart adviser. Very unwise: from Gussie Fink-Nottle's romance with Madeline Bassett, to Tuppy Glossop and his stop/go engagement to Angela Travers, the young master succeeds only in making a bally mess of everyone's love-lives.
All the zany Wodehouse characters are here: Bertie, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, and Aunt Dahlia. All the humorous chaos of misunderstandings, puns, and pranks are present: someone must hand out prizes at the Market Snodsbury Grammar School, a lovers' spat finds Bertie engaged to Madeline, and a hunger strike causes the cook to give notice. The inevitable rescue by Jeeves, brilliantly conceived and executed, averts disaster and saves nitwit Bertie Wooster.
"The Classic Bertie and Jeeves"
Has Jeeves Finally Lost His Grip? In Right Ho, Jeeves, Bertie Wooster- with the aid of his ever-faithful butler, Jeeves attempts to romantically link dreamy, soulful Gussie Fink-Nottle with soppy, sweet Madeline Bassett. But as soon as Bertie takes Gussie and Madeline's love connection into his own hands, things go (expectedly) disastrously wrong! Fortunately, Jeeves steps in to set matters straight.
Right Ho, Jeeves, perhaps one of the greatest comic novels in the English language, presents a complex case for Bertie Wooster. First of all, Bertie's gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, has passed a death sentence on Bertie's "tout ce qu'il est chic" white mess jacket. Then Gussie Fink-Nottle falls in love with Madeline Bassett, and Bertie's cousin Angela falls out of love with her fiancé, offering a passable imitation of a woman scorned. And let's not forget the resignation of Anatole, the genius chef. Will Bertie prevail? Only with the help of Jeeves!
When Tubby informs his fiancee that her new hat makes her look like a Pekingese, she is naturally incensed. But it is when he questions the validity of the story of her narrow escape from a beastly, hungry shark that the engagement is firmly called off. But love is in the air for Gussie Fink-Nottle. He abandons his beloved newts to court the new object of his affections, the dreamy and romantic Miss Madeline Bassett. He is dressed as Mephistopheles...and it appears that even the Devil can rely on Jeeves.
Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Mayhem has broken out at Brinkley Court and there would seem to be a desperate need for Jeeves. But Bertie is fed up with the assumption that he is merely an addendum to his personal attendant. There are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves, you know! Stand back, Bertram Wooster is on the case.