As we were falling asleep last night, for no apparent reason I put down The Council of Elrond and said to notarysojac:
If P. G. Wodehouse had written Harry Potter, he would have been Harry Potter-Purbright. (We did not speculate whether he would be related to Catsmeat)
jim replied: I'd probably be more interested in them then.
We then got into a sleepy "argument" over the PBS version. Jim ventured that he thinks Stephen Fry would be Dumbledore and Hugh Laurie would be someone else, possibly Snape. I am in the reverse camp - Stephen Fry (as Jeeves, of course) as Snape, and I am ok with Hugh Laurie as (Bertie) Dumbledore - though I would pay to see him as Lucius.