Category Archives: Television Programs

Granada Brideshead Among Telegraph's Top 50 TV Programs

A panel of Daily Telegraph journalists has compiled a list of the top 50 British TV programs of all time. Not surprisingly, the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited for ITV makes the list: This sumptuous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's … 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 that 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 contains … 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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Brideshead Lecture Online

Fr Robert Lauder, priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn who teaches literature at St John's University, has given a lecture on Brideshead Revisited that is now available online. Click here. The lecture is part of a series on the Catholic Novel … Continue reading

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Patrick Melrose Novels to be Televised

The Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn will be adapted for television in a 5 episode series. Each episode will be devoted to one of the five novels. The satirical humor of these novels is often compared to the … Continue reading

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Waugh and Highclere (More)

The Countess of Carnarvon who presently resides with her husband at Highclere Castle in Hampshire has written a book about entertaining there. The house was the setting for the recent Downton Abbey TV series and is being open to the … Continue reading

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Final Episode of BBC Arena's Waugh Trilogy Now Available

Episode 3 of the 1987 BBC Arena "Waugh Trilogy" is now posted on YouTube. This is entitled "An Englishman's Home." With this posting, all three episodes are now available. See earlier posts. Like the previous ones, this episode is also  of a high quality … Continue reading

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Part 2 of BBC Arena Trilogy Posted

Part 2 of the BBC Arena's Waugh Trilogy has been posted on YouTube. This is entitled "From Mayfair to the Jungle" and covers the 1930s continuing through the war to Brideshead Revisited. Those interviewed include William Deedes, Dorothy Lygon, John … Continue reading

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BBC Arena Waugh Trilogy Available Online

Part 1 of the 1987 BBC Arena three-part documentary, usually called the "Waugh Trilogy," has been posted on YouTube. This is entitled "Bright Young Things." It was last broadcast in 2008. The series was directed and narrated by Nicholas Shakespeare, and some of … Continue reading

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