Tag Archives: ITV

Next Witness: Call Captain Grimes

Alex Renton recently wrote a book about pederasty in British prep schools and public schools called Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class. He has now made a documentary about the same subject which aired … Continue reading

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Scoop Appears on Home Fires

A copy of Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop makes an appearance on the ITV drama series Home Fires. This is in Episode 1 of Series 2 which is now showing on PBS Masterpiece Theater. The cameo appearance occurs at about 18:20 … Continue reading

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Barchester Revisited

Novelist and critic Philip Hensher in today’s Daily Telegraph previews a new TV series adapted by Julian Fellowes based on a novel by Anthony Trollope. This is Doctor Thorne, the third novel in the Barchester Chronicles, which begins a three-part broadcast … Continue reading

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Echoes of Waugh in New Morse Prequel Series

ITV in the U.K. is running the third series of its Morse prequel which is concluding this week. This is entitled Endeavour and is based on Morse’s early career in the Oxford police force in the 1960s. There seems to be … Continue reading

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Waugh in Sitcom Punchline

In the latest episode of the ITV sitcom Vicious, starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen as a elderly gay couple, Evelyn Waugh makes an appearance.  In this episode (No. 4 of the current series) the couple are contemplating marriage after being together for … Continue reading

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