Tag Archives: BBC Radio 4

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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Waugh in the Weeklies

The New Statesman's latest pop culture podcast, entitled SRSLY but pronounced "seriously", includes a discussion of the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall. This is SRSLY podcast #88 with commentators Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz. The discussion of Decline and Fall … 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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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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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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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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BBC Radio 4 Broadcast Concluded

BBC Radio 4 today broadcast the final episode of the reading of excerpts from Philip Eade's biography of Waugh as its Book of the Week. The programs will remain available over the internet on BBC iPlayer for the next four weeks. The material … Continue reading

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Another Literary Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Graham Greene's death in 1991. There have been several events associated with this anniversary. Perhaps the most ambitious is the BBC's undertaking to adapt four of Greene's novels for radio presentations. The most … Continue reading

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