Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order. Clarence Threepwood, Ninth Earl of Emsworth 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
- Set in 1929 in the fictional Blandings Castle and follows the amiable but befuddled Lord Clarence Emsworth, who struggles to keep his dysfunctional family in order and usually adds to the chaos himself. All Clarence wants is to be left at peace with his beloved pig The Empress but his plans are often thwarted by an array of friends, visitors, servants and spongers. The series is produced by Mammoth Screen and stars Timothy Spall (The Kings Speech), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Jack Farthing (Da Vincis Demons). In the opening episode of the shows second season, titled Throwing Eggs, The Duke of Dunstable the most obnoxious man in England has come to stay at Blandings. Not content with smashing the fixtures, he is determined to have Clarence committed as a lunatic.