Category Archives: Radio Programs

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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Scoop Rebroadcast on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 Extra earlier this week rebroadcast a two-hour adaptation of Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop. This was written by Jeremy Front who has also adapted for radio Decline and Fall (2016), Sword of Honour (2013) and Brideshead Revisited (2003). The Scoop dramatization was first … Continue reading

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BBC Radio to Air Discussion of Scoop

The next installment of  BBC's A Good Read on Monday 21 November will include a discussion of Waugh's novel Scoop. Here's the description from the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule:Rosie Boycott and her guests - novelist William Boyd and journalist Paul Foot - discuss … Continue reading

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BBC Rebroadcasts Brideshead Radio Adaptation

BBC Radio 4 Extra will rebroadcast the 4-episode series of Brideshead Revisited starting tomorrow (Tuesday, 4 October) at 10am. Each episode is 1 hour, and they will be broadcast on successive days at the same time each day until the … Continue reading

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BBC Posts Photo of Capt. Waugh at Brains Trust

BBC Radio 4 has posted on its Twitter page a photo of Waugh taken at his appearance in a wartime broadcast of its popular Home Service radio program called Brains Trust. The posting is in connection with National Book Lovers Day … Continue reading

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D J Taylor on Open Book

The BBC Radio 4 Open Book episode broadcast today promised a guide to the works of Evelyn Waugh. This was offered in the form of presenter Mariella Frostrup's interview of novelist and critic D J Taylor. Frostrup opened with a mention … Continue reading

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BBC Announces New Waugh Program on Radio 4

The BBC has published a schedule of next week's episode of Open Book, a regular series on BBC Radio 4. The 30-minute program will include a segment on Evelyn Waugh, marking the UK publication of the new biography by Philip … Continue reading

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