Category Archives: Adaptations

Decline and Fall on Public TV

The recent BBC TV adaptation of Waugh’s comic novel Decline and Fall is now being shown on some Public TV channels in the USA. This seems to be a matter of local rather than national coverage.  The three-episode series starts … Continue reading

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Waugh on Sunday

This week’s Sunday Times contains an adulatory interview of novelist William Boyd. After describing his career at Gordonstoun School as happier than that of Prince Charles, the interview turns to his writing. His first book, published in 1983,  was … … Continue reading

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AFI Posts Details of The Loved One

The American Film Institute has posted detailed production information relating to the 1965 film adaptation of Waugh’s novel The Loved One. Much of this is familiar but there are some previously unseen (or rarely repeated) elements included in their research … Continue reading

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Battle of the Oxfords

The regional UK paper Frome Times has announced an upcoming event that may be of interest to our readers: Lutyens’ Mells Park is the venue for a hot debate on Who Was Shakespeare? between biographer and critic Alexander Waugh, grandson … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 to Rebroadcast Four-Part Brideshead

The four-part dramatization of Brideshead Revisited will be rebroadcast starting next Monday, 4 September on BBC Radio 4 Extra.  This is based on the adaptation of Jeremy Front first transmitted in 2007. It had been repeated several times since then, … Continue reading

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Another Waugh Literary Debut

The Daily Mail in Richard Eden’s gossip column, reports the literary debut of another descendent of Evelyn Waugh: …Panda La Terriere, his great-granddaughter, has become the talk of the Edinburgh Fringe festival with a play she’s written about someone addicted … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Brideshead Re-edited

Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited dominates this week’s roundup: –Scottish novelist and journalist Allan Massie has written an article in the Catholic Herald entitled “Chapter & Verse: Brideshead re-edited”. The article begins: Brideshead Revisited, published in 1945, was Evelyn Waugh’s first … Continue reading

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Unsung Waughs

A posting by Ralph Berry on the weblog of the “paleoconservative” journal Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture cites one of Waugh’s least read novels: I was lately in Exeter, hoping to see something of the Islamic Centre at the … Continue reading

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Fence Mending at Castle Howard

The Daily Telegraph reports that the family feud previousy noted at Castle Howard, the setting for both of the film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited, may be on the mend: Simon Howard’s wife says despite being forced to move out of … Continue reading

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Roundup: Brideshead Über Alles

Perhaps in connection with what was effectively the BBC’s 10th anniversary rebroadcast of the 2008 film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited earlier this week, there have been several discussions of the novel and the film on the internet: –An Australian Roman … Continue reading

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