Category Archives: Adaptations

AN Wilson Returns to Brideshead

The Oldie joins the Spectator in commemorating this week’s 40th anniversary of the 1981 Granada TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. They send critic and novelist AN Wilson back to have another look. He begins by noting Waugh’s main themes: the … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Anniversaries, Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Decline and Fall, Sword of Honour | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Granada TV Adaptation Celebrated in the Spectator

The Spectator has published an article marking the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Granada TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. This is by literary critic Mark McGinness. It opens with a description of the state of mind of potential UK viewers … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Anniversaries, Auberon Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, Television | Tagged , | Leave a comment

End-of-the-Month Roundup

–The Daily Telegraph is about to bring back its Way of the World column. This was a home of irreverent political satire from 1955 when it was started by Michael Wharton until 2008 when Craig Brown gave it up. In … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Anniversaries, Auberon Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Roundup (Hons and Chips)

–Novelist Amanda Craig writing in a recent Sunday Times article considers an unusual judgment in a recent terrorist case. The defendant was found to have downloaded nearly 70,000 pages of white supremacist material. The judge ordered him to instead spend … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, Short Stories, Television | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adaptations Abound

–In a recent issue of The Spectator, Chilton Williamson, Jr considers the success of the 1950s Perry Mason CBS TV series in light of today’s alternatives. Here’s the opening of the article: I was well into my thirties when my … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, The Loved One | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming Waugh Events

–This Thursday, 29 July will effectively be “Waugh Night” on BBC Four. This will start with the 2008 Ecosse/Miramax film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. BBC was one of several co-producers of the film and has redeployed it several times. Oddly, … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Edmund Campion, Events, Interviews, Oxford | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Upcoming Waugh Events

Roundup: Travel Book Revival?

–A new book about travel writing has been published. Ever hopefully, a new look for a possible revival of the genre is undertaken by Tim Hannigan in his book The Travel Writing Tribe. This is reviewed by Noo Saro-Wiwa and … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Interviews, Newspapers, Non-fiction, Television, Unconditional Surrender/The End of the Battle, World War II | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Roundup: Travel Book Revival?

Midsummer Night’s Roundup

–The Jermyn Street Theatre has announced a production that may be of interest to Waugh enthusiasts: Mr and Mrs Nobody is […] adapted from the popular comic novel Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith,  Keith Waterhouse‘s Mr … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Adaptations, Humo(u)r, Newspapers, The Loved One, Theater | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Midsummer Night’s Roundup

Flag-Day Roundup

–A movie blog (SlashFilm.com) has posted a preview of a new TV adaptation under preparation for Netflix. This is based on the fantasy comics series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. According to the report, the story has a Waugh connection: … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Adaptations, Biographies, Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, Television Programs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Flag-Day Roundup

Memorial Day/Spring Bank Holiday Roundup

–Historian Niall Ferguson writes about his latest book in the Daily Mail. This is entitled Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe. He opens with the observation that the British have made a habit of laughing in the face of death, offering … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Newspapers, Radio Programs, Television, The Loved One, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Memorial Day/Spring Bank Holiday Roundup