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Christ Church Dust-up Brings Waugh Cites in Press

A recent incident at Christ Church college, Oxford has been widely reported in the British press. This involved a student, Lavinia Woodward, who was studying to be a surgeon. In a reportedly drug-induced rage, she stabbed her boyfriend (whom she … Continue reading

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Promotion Begins for US Broadcast of Decline and Fall

Several internet sites that track TV streaming services have noted Acorn TV's offering of the BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall. This will begin on May 15. The most interesting is a review on the website TV Equals by P … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and British Humour

Writing in Standpoint magazine ("War on Waugh"), Waugh's great grand-daughter Constance Watson expresses dismay at the reaction to the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall which recently concluded its three-episode run on BBC One (emphasis supplied):The great British sense of … Continue reading

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Telegraph Praises Episode 2 of Decline and Fall

Today's Daily Telegraph adds its praise for the BBC's faithful adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall which continued yesterday. In his TV review column, Mark Monahan writes:There was gentle entertainment on Friday evening BBC One – well, superficially gentle, at any … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and Some Others

Harry Mount writing in the Catholic Herald offers these additional thoughts about the BBC's production:The new BBC One version of Decline and Fall was pretty good – but it could only fall short of the book. The genius of Evelyn … Continue reading

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More Reviews (Mostly Favorable) of BBC's Decline and Fall

The reviews of the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall continue to pile up after last night's transmission of Episode One. These are nearly all favorable. There was a split decision in the Guardian. An editorial thought the project misguided:That … 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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Doreen Jones (1941-2017): Casting Director of Granada Brideshead

Doreen Jones who was casting director of Granada TV's 1981 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited has died at the age of 76. Her obituary in the Guardian is written by Derek Granger who was producer of the series. Although she is … Continue reading

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Waugh Cited in Arsenal Manager Crisis

The ongoing crisis in the status of Arsene Wenger as manager of the Arsenal FC has resulted in a quote from Waugh in the Guardian. This appears in a posting of Marina Hyde on the Guardian's Sportblog  considering this long pending matter:Perhaps … Continue reading

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Addis Ababa Today

The Guardian in a feature-length article by Jason Burke in its "Cities" series describes the growing unrest in Ethiopia. This has its roots in the country's land ownership policies under which the government owns all the land and allows development only … Continue reading

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