Category Archives: Radio Programs

Leicester City, The Novel and Evelyn Waugh

BBC Radio 4 is repeating a December series by Simon Barnes entitled Everything You Think About Sport is Wrong. Episode 4 is called "The Novel" and explains how sport is like this literary form. Both tell a story and can spread … Continue reading

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BBC to Rebroadcast Pinfold-Producing Interview

The BBC radio interview which contributed to Evelyn Waugh's hallucinatory episodes described in The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold will be rebroadcast later this week. This episode of the Frankly Speaking series will be carried on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday, 29 April 2017 … Continue reading

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Waugh on Desert Island Discs

Reader David Lull has provided the results of a search for Evelyn Waugh on the BBC database for the entire run of its Desert Island Discs program. Waugh was never a castaway and, if ever asked, he would have surely declined. … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Waugh's Death Marked by BBC

BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 have marked the anniversary of Evelyn Waugh's death, which occurred on 10 April 1966, with the posting of a 1979 Radio 3 interview of Graham Greene. Greene explained that the two authors' deaths that had most … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Discussed by Radio 4 and Sunday Papers

The latest episode of BBC Radio 4's Front Row featured a discussion of the network's TV adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. Presenter Stig Abell interviewed scriptwriter James Wood and literary critic Suzi Feay, who writes for the Financial Times. … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Media

A discussion of Waugh's novel Scoop takes place in a recent episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. This involves an interview of Christopher Scalia by presenter Ben Domenech. Scalia begins by explaining, inter alia,  his background as an academic and nearly 8 years … 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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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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Anti-Valentine to EW from KQED

On the latest episode of The Cooler, the weekly pop-culture podcast on KQED, the theme is Valentine's Day and opens with an extended discussion of celebrity couple break-ups.  From this the commentators segue into a discussion of a letter from Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Letter to Times Cites Waugh Defense of Wodehouse

In a letter to The Times (headed "Wodehouse's World") arising from reports of the archiving of the papers of P G Wodehouse at the British Library (see earlier post), a reader has added Evelyn Waugh to the list of those who … Continue reading

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