Category Archives: Television

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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Waugh Cited in Descriptions of Tory Meeting

Several news sources are quoting an unnamed Conservative MP who compared the recent meeting of the Party’s Parliamentary membership to a scene written by Evelyn Waugh. Sky News, for example, put it this way: In a scene one MP described as … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry Film Compared to Waugh

The Daily Mirror in a review of the film adaptation of Stephen Fry’s 1994 novel The Hippopotamus describe it as a “mildly successful hybrid of a film noir detective story and the novels of Evelyn Waugh.” They don’t much like what … Continue reading

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Italian Review of Decline and Fall

Radio Spada, the Roman Catholic news website based in Italy, has published a review by Luca Fumagalli of Waugh’s Decline and Fall (published in Italian as Declino e caduta). This review covers both the book and the recent BBC TV serial which … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall in the National Review

Kyle Smith, drama critic of the National Review, has written a favorable review of the recent TV adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. This is now running on what Smith describes as “the superb streaming service Acorn TV, which … Continue reading

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USA Premiere of Decline and Fall Today

Acorn-TV is premiering the BBC’s adaptation of Waugh’s first novel Decline and Fall today. All three episodes are available now for streaming, and a free one-week trial is on offer for those who do not already have subscriptions. Here’s the link … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall in the US Papers

The TV Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, David Weigand, has written a quite favorable review of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall which will debut tomorrow in the US: Biting wit and a farcically frothy plot make “Decline … Continue reading

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More Publicity for Decline and Fall US TV Debut

The New York Times TV critic Neil Genzlinger has written a short preview of the TV adaptation of Decline and Fall that will premiere via online streaming Monday on Acorn TV:  Nobody does waggishness like the British, a skill on full … Continue reading

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Acorn TV Posts Trailer for Decline and Fall

Acorn TV has posted a trailer on the internet for its streaming of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall. The series is available next week starting on Monday, 15 May. The Acorn trailer differs from that used by BBC. … Continue reading

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