Category Archives: Decline and Fall

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 which 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 … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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Penguin UK Issue TV Tie-in Edition of Decline and Fall

Penguin Books have announced the publication of a TV tie-in edition of Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall. This will be issued later this week on 23 March 2017. Aside from a cover photo of Jack Whitehall looking rather clueless in … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Features Decline and Fall Adaptation

This week's Daily Mail carries a feature article ("Love and Waugh") by Andrew Preston on the BBC adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. This appears in the Mail's "Weekend Magazine" and involves interviews with several members of the production's … Continue reading

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Date Set for BBC Broadcast of Decline and Fall

Radio Times has announced the time and date for the broadcast of BBC's adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. Episode 1 will be transmitted on Friday 31 March at 9pm UK time. This will be on BBC1 rather than BBC2 … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies to be Featured on BBC Radio 4

Next week's edition of A Good Read on BBC Radio 4 will host Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken. They are identical twins and both medical doctors who have appeared in such UK TV series as Trust Me, I'm a Doctor on … Continue reading

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Waugh Topic of Lecture and Preview

This month will see Waugh's biographer Martin Stannard lecture in Oxford and the BBC's film of Decline and Fall previewed in Cardiff:Campion Hall in Oxford will host a lecture by Prof Martin Stannard entitled "No Abiding City: Evelyn Waugh and America". Stannard, who … 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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