BBC Rebroadcasts Brideshead Radio Adaptation

BBC Radio 4 Extra will rebroadcast the 4-episode series of Brideshead Revisited starting tomorrow (Tuesday, 4 October) at 10am. Each episode is 1 hour, and they will be broadcast on successive days at the same time each day until the concluding episode on Friday. All programs will be available worldwide over the internet¬†on BBC iPlayer shortly after each broadcast. ¬†The BBC Radio 4 announcement is not very forthcoming about the background¬†of this production. It was first broadcast in 2003, the centenary of Waugh’s birth. The¬†adaptation¬†was written by Jeremy Front, who has since gone on to adapt other Waugh novels for radio, including Sword of Honour and Decline and Fall. The cast includes Ben Miles as Charles Ryder, Jamie Bamber as Sebastian, Edward Petherbridge as Lord Marchmain, Eleanor Bron as Lady Marchmain, Anne-Marie Duff as Julia and Toby Jones as Bridey. It has been rebroadcast several times; the most recent was apparently¬†in May 2015 in connection with the 70th anniversary of the novel’s publication.

UPDATE (3 October 2016) : The BBC have now posted some background information on the production and more members of the cast have been added to the above posting.

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