Category Archives: Television

Brideshead Revisionism

A collection of the essays and reviews of the late A A Gill has just been published and is reviewed as the Book of the Week in The Sunday Times. The collection includes his restaurant and TV reviews as well … Continue reading

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Downside Abbey Features in New BBC Series

BBC 4 yesterday transmitted the first in a series called Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery. The subject of this first episode was Downside Abbey: The first film is set in Downside, a spectacular neo-gothic monastery set in the beautiful valleys … Continue reading

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Interview at Castle Howard

The Sunday Times published an interview earlier this month of Victoria Howard. She is described as the new chatelaine of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire where both the TV and cinema versions of Brideshead Revisited were filmed. She refuses to … Continue reading

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Lost Children and Losing Margarine

The Guardian has published an article by Alex Clark about the theme of lost children in literature. The prime example is Ian McEwen’s Thatcher-era novel The Child in Time whch has been adapted for television by BBC/PBS in a 90-minute … Continue reading

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Decline & Fall DVD to be Released in USA

Acorn TV will begin USA sales of the DVD of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall later this month. This is the BBC’s adaptation that was broadcast in the UK earlier this year. Amazon.com has announced availability of the DVD effective 12 … Continue reading

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Telegraph Names Brideshead Among Top TV Costume Dramas

On the occasion of ITV’s announcement of a new TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the Daily Telegraph has produced an album from what its fashion editors consider the most sumptuous costume dramas of all time. Granada’s 1981 … Continue reading

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Dutch Newspaper Features Brideshead

Rotterdam newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (or AD) has published an article about the attitude toward homosexuality in films. The two film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited are used as as a case study of developments over the more than 35 years that separates them. … Continue reading

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Latest Evelyn Waugh Studies Available

The latest issue of the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been issued. This is No. 48.1 (Spring 2017) and is available at this link. The contents are set out below: ARTICLES Et in Chatsworth Ego? by Peter J. Comerford Guy’s … Continue reading

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Screen Credit Blues

The Irish Times has a story by Donald Clarke about the dissatisfaction of screen writer Neil Jordan with the final versions of the TV series Riviera episodes now running on Sky TV. According to the IT story, the final versions reflect … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall to be Shown in Overseas Markets

BBC First has announced that it will screen its recent adaptation of Decline and Fall in several overseas markets beginning in August. The announcement appears in online TV listing service TVTonite. BBC First is a TV subscription service which operates in markets … Continue reading

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