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Times Review of Episode 2

Andrew Billen writing in today's Times has nothing but praise for the second episode of BBC's Decline and Fall adaptation:On Friday the BBC’s adaptor James Wood did very well keeping our interest now that the action has moved to Margot Beste-Chetwynde ... and … Continue reading

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BBC's Decline and Fall Reviewed in The Tablet and The Spectator

Two of the weeklies are the first off the mark with reviews of Episode 1 of BBC One's Decline and Fall adaptation the day before it airs. These are by James Delingpole in The Spectator and Lucy Lethbridge in The Tablet and both … 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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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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Progress Report from BBC Production of Decline and Fall

Radio Times has published a progress report from BBC's production of its adaptation of Decline and Fall in Wales. This includes a photo of actor Jack Whitehall made up as Paul Pennyfeather. Whitehall just joined the ongoing production in Wales:“I … Continue reading

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Waugh Adaptations in TLS

The TLS has posted an essay by Alexander Larman ("Waugh on screen") on its weblog. In it, he notes his concerns about the upcoming BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall and offers advice about how to avoid problems by looking at previous … Continue reading

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BBC Announces Casting for Decline and Fall

The BBC Media Centre has announced final casting arrangements for its upcoming series Decline and Fall, based on Waugh's first novel, in a release dated today. This confirms the selection of Jack Whitehall to play Paul Pennyfeather and Eva Longoria, Margot Beste-Chetwynde. … Continue reading

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Production to Start on BBC Decline and Fall Series

Production will start in Wales next month on the BBC's three-part TV adaptation of Waugh's first novel Decline and Fall. Comedian Jack Whitehall has already been signed to play Paul Pennyfeather and negotiations are nearly concluded with actress Eva Longoria … Continue reading

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