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Take a Pew, or Not, as the Case May Be

In “The Times Diary” column of today’s edition of the paper, Patrick Kidd writes this about relations between Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman: WAUGH OF WORDS Visitors to Combe Florey, the family home of Evelyn and Auberon Waugh, used to … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton Film and Graham Greene Radio Drama

The director of a new documentary film about Cecil Beaton discusses his life in an article in The Times: “The dark side of Cecil Beaton.” This is Lisa Immordino Vreeland and her film is entitled Love, Cecil. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Features Anthony Powell Biography

Hilary Spurling’s new biography of Anthony Powell, novelist and contemporary of Evelyn Waugh (see previous posts), recently featured as the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. It can be accessed worldwide on BBC iPlayer, and all of the … Continue reading

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First Complete Works Volumes Published

The first four volumes of Evelyn Waugh’s Complete Works have been published by Oxford University Press. Alexander Waugh is interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in yesterday’s edition of World at One in connection with this event. The interview is by … Continue reading

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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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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 … 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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