Category Archives: Radio

Radio Adaptation of Decline & Fall Rebroadcast

BBC Radio 4 Extra will rebroadcast its two-episode adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall starting this Thursday. This adaptation by Jeremy Front was first transmitted in 2015, and this is apparently its first rebroadcast. Front has also adapted other … 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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BBC Radio 4 to Rebroadcast Waugh Short Story

Waugh’s short story “On Guard” will be rebroadcast in two parts next week on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The story was originally published in Harper’s Bazaar (London) in December 1934. It is included in Waugh’s 1936 collection Mr Loveday’s Little Outing … Continue reading

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BBC Broadcast from Castle Howard Chapel

Last Sunday’s broadcast of the BBC Radio 4 program Sunday Worship came from the chapel of Castle Howard. The celebrant was the Right Reverend James Jones, retired Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, and his subject was “Responding to God’s Grace.”  He … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton Film and Graham Greene Radio Drama

The director of a new documentary film about Cecil Beaton discusses his life in an article in The Times: “The dark side of Cecil Beaton.” This is Lisa Immordino Vreeland and her film is entitled Love, Cecil. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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Scoop Rebroadcast on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 Extra earlier this week rebroadcast a two-hour adaptation of Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop. This was written by Jeremy Front who has also adapted for radio Decline and Fall (2016), Sword of Honour (2013) and Brideshead Revisited (2003). The Scoop dramatization was first … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BBC Posts Photo of Capt. Waugh at Brains Trust

BBC Radio 4 has posted on its Twitter page a photo of Waugh taken at his appearance in a wartime broadcast of its popular Home Service radio program called Brains Trust. The posting is in connection with National Book Lovers Day … Continue reading

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Russian Radio Dramatization of The Loved One

A Russian radio dramatization of The Loved One (Nezabvennaia) has been posted on YouTube. The entire production plays for nearly 4 hours, but it was apparently broadcast in shorter episodes earlier this year. It was produced by Teatr Radio Rossii … Continue reading

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Another Literary Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Graham Greene’s death in 1991. There have been several events associated with this anniversary. Perhaps the most ambitious is the BBC’s undertaking to adapt four of Greene’s novels for radio presentations. The most … Continue reading

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