BBC has announced their rebroadcast of the radio version of Brideshead Revisited. This is in the adaptation by Jeremy Front and will appear over four episodes beginning next Monday, 25 May at 1000a on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Each episode will be one hour in length and succeeding episodes will appear over the following three days. It will be available via the internet on BBC iPlayer following the broadcast at this link.
Here’s the BBC’s description:
Midway through the war, a disillusioned Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to a remote country retreat. It’s Brideshead Castle, scene of the happiest years of his young, impressionable life and the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte – whose presence will forever haunt him.
Evelyn Waugh’s most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.
Starring Ben Miles as Charles Ryder, Jamie Bamber as Sebastian Flyte, Anne-Marie Duff as Julia, Abby Ford as Cordelia, Toby Jones as Brideshead, Tom Smith as Boy Mulcaster, Ann Beach as Nanny Hawkins, Martin Hyder as Jasper, Geoffrey Streatfeild as Anthony Blanche, Andrew Wincott as Hooper, Scott Brooksbank as Collins.
Dramatised in four parts by Jeremy Front.
Music by Neil Brand
Director: Marion Nancarrow