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Decline and Fall Profiled in Independent

The Independent newspaper (still publishing online) has profiled the BBC's upcoming production of Waugh's Decline and Fall. The article is written by Gerard Gilbert and contains much of the same material from cast and crew interviews as that appearing in the other … Continue reading

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D J Taylor Anticipates New TV Adaptation in Guardian

Critic and novelist D J Taylor has written an article expressing somewhat nervous anticipation in advance of next week's premier of BBC's three-episode version of Decline and Fall. It appears in the Guardian and is entitled "Would Evelyn Waugh have approved of the … Continue reading

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Tabloid Feeding Frenzy on Waugh Adaptation

After the announcement of its debut later this month, the London tabloids are making a media meal of the BBC's production of Decline and Fall and its stars--mostly the latter. There are stories in the Sun, Mirror, Express and Star, with … 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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Waugh Topic of Lecture and Preview

This month will see Waugh's biographer Martin Stannard lecture in Oxford and the BBC's film of Decline and Fall previewed in Cardiff:Campion Hall in Oxford will host a lecture by Prof Martin Stannard entitled "No Abiding City: Evelyn Waugh and America". Stannard, who … Continue reading

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Brideshead in the News: Charles, Sebastian and Celia

Jeremy Irons who portrayed Charles Ryder in the 1981 TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited was recently appointed Chancellor of Bath Spa University. He is the first person to occupy that position and was interviewed by Times Higher Education (THE) last month:Q. … Continue reading

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Waugh Dramatization Slotted for Spring Transmission

The Times has announced a list of outstanding TV dramas scheduled to air in the New Year. Among them is the adaptation of Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall to be broadcast in the Spring. (See earlier posts.) Here's The Times' description:It … Continue reading

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Radio Times Article on 1967 BBC TV Adaptation

The director of the BBC's 1967 TV adaptation of Waugh's Sword of Honour wrote an article in Radio Times on the occasion of its rebroadcast in November 1968. Donald McWhinnie, "Three From Evelyn Waugh," Radio Times, 28 November 1968, p. … Continue reading

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