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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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BBC to Air New Waugh Biography

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a reading of the new biography of Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade in its Book of the Week series. The broadcast will be in 5 episodes starting next Monday, 4 July at 0945a (London time). The … Continue reading

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BBC Repeats Panel on Decline and Fall

BBC Radio 4 is repeating the 2013 panel program on Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall. This is part of the series entitled "In Our Time" hosted by Melvin Bragg:David Bradshaw, John Bowen and Ann Pasternak Slater join Melvyn Bragg … Continue reading

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The Loved One to Feature on BBC Radio 4

Waugh's 1948 novella The Loved One will be one of the choices on the next edition of A Good Read on BBC Radio 4. This will be broadcast on Monday, 16 May at 1830 (repeated at 0030) and will be available worldwide … Continue reading

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