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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
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 Cordelia Flyte 9 episodes, 1981
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 Lord Brideshead 'Bridey' 8 episodes, 1981
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 Rex Mottram 6 episodes, 1981
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 Lady Marchmain 5 episodes, 1981
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 Edward Ryder 5 episodes, 1981
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then invites Charles to lunch after his teddy bear Aloysius 'refuses to talk to him' unless he is forgiven. Charles becomes involved with Sebastian's family, Catholic peers of the realm in Protestant England. The story is told in flashback as Charles, now an officer in the British Army, is moved with his company to an English country house that he discovers to be Brideshead, Sebastian's family home where Charles has a series of memories of his youth and young manhood, his loves, life, and a journey of faith and anguish. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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18 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Production was delayed for several months by a strike of ITV technicians in 1979. When filming resumed, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg was no longer available because of commitments in America so he was replaced by Charles Sturridge for the scenes filmed in Oxford and many of the ones filmed at Castle Howard ("Brideshead"). See more »

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The adaptation is so good that one can read Waugh'...
12 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

The adaptation is so good that one can read Waugh's novel while watching and practically not miss a word. The lush prose of the novel is there, as well as perfect visual imagery of the settings, absolutely essential to the integrity of the piece.


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