Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order. Clarence Emsworth, ninth earl and master of Blandings Castle, yearns with all his soul to be left in peace; preferably in the company of his beloved pig, The Empress. But he never is. There is always someone who wants him to do something. Presiding over the blitzkrieg on his equilibrium is the baleful figure of his sister Connie, with whom he shares the house; at her shoulder is Clarence's brainless younger son Freddie and a panoply of friends, enemies, servants, spongers, private detectives, bookies and confidence tricksters.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Blandings - Empress of Blandings - Netflix
Empress of Blandings is a fictional pig, featured in many of the Blandings Castle novels and stories by P. G. Wodehouse. Owned by the doting Lord Emsworth, the Empress is an enormous black Berkshire sow, who wins many prizes in the “Fat Pigs” class at the local Shropshire Agricultural Show, and is the subject of many plots and schemes, generally involving her kidnap for various purposes. In 2005 Hall & Woodhouse, the Dorset-based Brewers of Badger beer, named a public house in Hampshire in honour of the Empress.
Blandings - Appearances - Netflix
Once the pig bug has taken hold of her master, the Empress becomes a regular feature in the Blandings books, playing some part in most of the subsequent stories: “Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey” (1927, included in Blandings Castle and Elsewhere, 1935) Summer Lightning (1929) Heavy Weather (1933) Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939) Full Moon (1947) Pigs Have Wings (1952) Service With a Smile (1961) Galahad at Blandings (1965) A Pelican at Blandings (1969) Sunset at Blandings (1977)
Blandings - References - Netflix