Tag Archives: BBC

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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Early September Roundup

There is a diverse field of material covered in this latest roundup gathered from the last two weeks: —Quadrant Magazine, an Australian cultural journal, carries on its website a droll pleading (tongue lodged in cheek) from Tony Thomas that Decline … Continue reading

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Waugh’s University Challenge

This week’s University Challenge quiz on the BBC featured Clare College, Cambridge against Hertford College, Oxford. In his introductory remarks. presenter Jeremy Paxman mentioned among Hertford’s best known alumni John Donne, Jonathan Swift and Evelyn Waugh. He went on to … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Roundup

With the French celebrating their National Day and their World Cup victory this past weekend, our latest roundup is dedicated to them. Appropriately enough, our first entry relates to France. –In the weblog Literary Hub, Emily Temple admits that most writers … Continue reading

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BBC Airs Muriel Spark Film

BBC2 last week broadcast a one hour documentary on the life and works of novelist Muriel Spark: The Many Primes of Muriel Spark. This was originally transmitted in January on BBC Scotland to mark Spark’s centenary. The program was presented … Continue reading

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Desert Island Confusion

The Independent newspaper in London has a story in a recent issue about the BBC’s long-running program Desert Island Discs. This article by Alex Johnson focuses on book lists and this week opens with a discussion of the choices made … Continue reading

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Amazon to Screen Thorpe Scandal Series in USA

Amazon.com will screen the BBC TV series A Very English Scandal in the USA on its Amazon Prime streaming service later this month. In fact, it appears that episode 1 may be already be available to view as a bonus feature in … Continue reading

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“Waugh, Auberon, Dog Lovers Party…”

In the final episode last night on BBC1 of A Very English Scandal, Auberon Waugh does make a very brief appearance, as promised by the excellent background article in Radio Times. This occurs in a re-enactment of the announcement of … Continue reading

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Update: Thorpe Scandal Discussed in The Oldie

Milena Borden files this report from London relating to an article by Alexander Waugh in the latest issue of The Oldie: “Rinka’s Revenge: When Auberon Waugh fought Jeremy Thorpe in the 1979 election, he honoured a family love of dogs, says his … Continue reading

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Updates: Brideshead Tonite

The Daily Telegraph offers this rather downbeat description in its TV schedules of the 2008 Brideshead Revisited film adaptation: In the light of the 1981 TV version of Evelyn Waugh’s novel, you do have to admire the chutzpah of anyone else giving … Continue reading

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