Category Archives: Adaptations

Decline and Fall Profiled in Independent

The Independent newspaper (still publishing online) has profiled the BBC's upcoming production of Waugh's Decline and Fall. The article is written by Gerard Gilbert and contains much of the same material from cast and crew interviews as that appearing in the other … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Previewed by Harry Mount and Saturday Review

Journalist and critic Harry Mount has previewed the BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall in the Daily Mail ("Oh! What a Lovely Waugh!"):Here’s hoping the TV adaptation – written by James Wood (Rev) – brings more readers to Waugh’s first … Continue reading

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D J Taylor Anticipates New TV Adaptation in Guardian

Critic and novelist D J Taylor has written an article expressing somewhat nervous anticipation in advance of next week's premier of BBC's three-episode version of Decline and Fall. It appears in the Guardian and is entitled "Would Evelyn Waugh have approved of the … Continue reading

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Granada Brideshead Among Telegraph's Top 50 TV Programs

A panel of Daily Telegraph journalists has compiled a list of the top 50 British TV programs of all time. Not surprisingly, the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited for ITV makes the list: This sumptuous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's … Continue reading

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Norwegian Translation (More)

The translator of the 1959 version of Brideshead Revisited into Norwegian has responded to our posting on the review of that book in Aftenposten. See earlier post. The response is copied below:From: Johanne Fronth-Nygren <(click to email)>Date: Mar 22, 2017 … Continue reading

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Doreen Jones (1941-2017): Casting Director of Granada Brideshead

Doreen Jones who was casting director of Granada TV's 1981 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited has died at the age of 76. Her obituary in the Guardian is written by Derek Granger who was producer of the series. Although she is … Continue reading

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BBC Media Pack for Decline and Fall Available Online

The BBC's Media Pack for its production of Decline and Fall is available online. This includes Q&A's for the major characters and short introductions and photos for the others. There are also Q&A's for the writer (James Wood) and the director … Continue reading

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Tabloid Feeding Frenzy on Waugh Adaptation

After the announcement of its debut later this month, the London tabloids are making a media meal of the BBC's production of Decline and Fall and its stars--mostly the latter. There are stories in the Sun, Mirror, Express and Star, with … Continue reading

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BBC Decline and Fall Homepage Reveals New Treat

The BBC has posted its homepage for its adaptation of Waugh's Decline and Fall that will begin later this month. This will provide a link to the program for those watching it over the internet on BBC iPlayer. The posting contains … Continue reading

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New Norwegian Translation of Brideshead

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has published a review of a new Norwegian translation of Brideshead Revisited ("Gjensyn sed Brideshead"). The translation is by Johanne Fronth-Nygren and is based on Waugh's 1959 revision of the text. The book is published by Gyldendal. … Continue reading

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