Category Archives: Television

Wrong Waugh

The interactive internet site Ranker has started a new rating survey in which Evelyn Waugh is included. A previous posting has him under consideration for the rating of Best Roman Catholic Author, in which he is currently listed as #3. See previous post … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall of the Bullingdon Club

This week's Spectator has a feature article and podcast by Harry Mount on the parlous straits of Oxford's Bullingdon Club. He confesses to having been a member himself but seems open minded about its likely demise: It isn’t quite dead — but … Continue reading

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Brideshead in the News: Charles, Sebastian and Celia

Jeremy Irons who portrayed Charles Ryder in the 1981 TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited was recently appointed Chancellor of Bath Spa University. He is the first person to occupy that position and was interviewed by Times Higher Education (THE) last month:Q. … Continue reading

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Waugh Dramatization Slotted for Spring Transmission

The Times has announced a list of outstanding TV dramas scheduled to air in the New Year. Among them is the adaptation of Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall to be broadcast in the Spring. (See earlier posts.) Here's The Times' description:It … Continue reading

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Floreat Brideshead

Brideshead Revisited receives attention in several recent postings. The New Statesman carries a brief article in its "TV and Radio" column in which a viewer retrospectively considers the 1981 TV adaptation:Watching it now, at the terrifying age of 53, I … Continue reading

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New Novel with Brideshead Theme

A new novel has a Brideshead theme. This is the third novel by Francesca Kay, whose first two were also well received. This one is entitled The Long Room and, according to a review by Max Davidson in the Mail … Continue reading

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Memoir of Brideshead TV Film in Vanity Fair

Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the original director of the 1981 Granada TV film production of Brideshead Revisited, has written a memoir of his experience. This is published in the current issue of Vanity Fair magazine and is entitled "Inside the Making of … Continue reading

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Jeremy Irons at BAFTA Session

A report on actor Jeremy Iron's recent appearance at BAFTA's "Life in Pictures" series is posted on IndieWire. See also earlier post. In reviewing his career, Irons suggests that his selection as Charles Ryder in Granada's 1981 TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, … Continue reading

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Radio Times Article on 1967 BBC TV Adaptation

The director of the BBC's 1967 TV adaptation of Waugh's Sword of Honour wrote an article in Radio Times on the occasion of its rebroadcast in November 1968. Donald McWhinnie, "Three From Evelyn Waugh," Radio Times, 28 November 1968, p. … Continue reading

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A Norwegian Review of Waugh's Career

The latest issue of Agenda Magasin (a Norwegian language journal) includes an extended esaay on the career of Evelyn Waugh and his literary legacy in Norway. This is by Ivar Dale and is written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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