Category Archives: Television

Late Winter Roundup

–The Daily Telegraph has an article by Bernard Richards in which he considers how difficult it can be to translate idiomatic English words and phrases into French. He also notes Evelyn Waugh had struggled with the same problem: …English idioms … Continue reading

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Roundup: Rereading Black Mischief

–A recent column of The Times “Rereading” series contains a brief essay on Waugh’s 1932 comic novel Black Mischief. The column, published in today’s edition, is by Will Lloyd. Here’s the opening: One afternoon in the absurdly early Thirties, Evelyn … Continue reading

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Roundup: Book Fair and Vanity Fair

–The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair in early October has announced its exhibitors and events. This will take place at St Bartholomew’s Church on Park Ave betw. 50th-51st Streets starting 5 October. There are two live events of … Continue reading

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Roundup

–Novelist and biographer A N Wilson has published a detailed review of John Betjeman’s recently rebroadcast program Metroland. This appears in a recent issue of the Daily Mail. The BBC rebroadcast was mentioned in the previous Roundup. Wilson who was … Continue reading

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Derek Granger: 1921-2022 R.I.P.

The producer of the 1981 Granada TV series of Brideshead Revisited Derek Granger has died at the age of 101. According to The Independent (Ireland) Derek was reported by close friends to have “died peacefully at his home.”  The obituary … Continue reading

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Roundup: A Handful of Quotes

–Writing in the London Review of Books about the Iranian armed drones being used by Russia against Ukraine, James Meek is reminded of similar weapons employed by the Nazis against Britain in WWII after the Normandy invasion. These were the … Continue reading

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Brideshead TV Project Resurfaces

It is reported widely that the Brideshead TV project to be backed by BBC and HBO and written and directed by Luca Guadagnino has resurfaced. Previous reports of a delay were attributed to Guadagnino’s unavailability, but he now says in … Continue reading

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BBC 1967 Adaptation of “Sword of Honour” Now Available

There is an announcement on YouTube of the availability for home viewing of the three 90-minute episodes of the BBC’s 1967 Theatre 625 adaptation of Waugh’s war trilogy Sword of Honour. The adaptation was written by Giles Cooper and directed … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Roundup

–The Atlantic Monthly has reposted its issue for September 1956. This contains Waugh’s article entitled “Max Beerbohm: A Lesson in Manners”. This was a reprint of the article that had earlier appeared in the Sunday Times. It was a memorial … Continue reading

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New Brideshead Adaptation “Shelved”

According to the entertainment news website IndieWire, Luca Guadagnino has confirmed in an interview that the planned TV series remake of Brideshead Revisited has been shelved. Here’s an excerpt from the story by Samantha Bergeson: …director Guadagnino […] confirmed that … Continue reading

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