Tag Archives: BBC Radio 4

BBC To Rebroadcast “Frankly Speaking” Interview

BBC Radio 4 has announced plans to rebroadcast the 1953 interview of Evelyn Waugh which is said to have contributed to his temporary madness as described in the novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. Here’s the announcement: Brideshead Revisited author … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff: Waugh Episode

BBC Radio 4 will later this week rebroadcast a 2000 episode of the long-running literary panel series The Write Stuff. The program will be devoted to the life and works of Evelyn Waugh. As described on its Wikipedia page: Each … Continue reading

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BBC “Great Lives” Revisited

In this week’s issue of The Tablet, columnist Christopher Howse revisits last December’s BBC Radio 4 broadcast of the series Great Lives in which Evelyn Waugh was the subject. See previous posts. Presenter Matthew Parris interviewed panelists Russell Kane, a … Continue reading

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Midwinter Roundup

–One of our readers Bruce Gaston contributed this item: Early every morning on BBC Radio 4 there is a short item called “Tweet  of the Day”, which is actually about birdsong. Today’s bird was the  Great Crested Grebe. The continuity … Continue reading

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Waugh on BBC Radio 4 Great Lives

The BBC Radio 4 episode of its “Great Lives” series is now available to monitor on BBC iPlayer. Presenter Matthew Parris spent most most of the broadcast baiting panelists Russell Kane and Anne Pasternak Slater by citing examples of Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup: from Rails to Balls

–The new railroad line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa is featured in a recent illustrated story in the Irish Times. This project was financed by the Chinese and was placed into full operation earlier this year. The service is now … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh to Feature in Great Lives Series

BBC Radio 4 has announced a new episode in its “Great Lives” series that will feature a panel discussion of Evelyn Waugh. Here is the announcement: Comedian Russell Kane nominates the novelist Evelyn Waugh, with help from literary critic Ann … 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 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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Take a Pew, or Not, as the Case May Be

In “The Times Diary” column of today’s edition of the paper, Patrick Kidd writes this about relations between Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman: WAUGH OF WORDS Visitors to Combe Florey, the family home of Evelyn and Auberon Waugh, used to … Continue reading

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