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Brideshead Deserted 

Charles returns to London, leaving Sebastian in Morocco. Bridey gives Charles a commission to paint a number of small oils of Marchmain House, the family's London townhouse which is about ... See full summary »

Writers:

Evelyn Waugh (novel), John Mortimer (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Charles Ryder
Simon Jones ... Lord Brideshead 'Bridey'
Phoebe Nicholls ... Cordelia Flyte
Vincent Marzello Vincent Marzello ... Desk Clerk
Jane Asher ... Celia Ryder
Michael Haughey Michael Haughey ... Bar Steward
Diana Quick ... Julia Mottram
Joseph Brady ... Chief Purser
Thomasine Heiner Thomasine Heiner ... 1st Female Guest
Doris Nolan ... Mrs. Stuyvesant-Oglander
Ronald Fraser ... Red-Haired Man
Gordon Tanner ... Mr. Kramm
Maggie Steed ... Diplomat's Wife
Valerie Colgan Valerie Colgan ... 3rd Female Guest
Ramsay Williams Ramsay Williams ... Bishop
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Storyline

Charles returns to London, leaving Sebastian in Morocco. Bridey gives Charles a commission to paint a number of small oils of Marchmain House, the family's London townhouse which is about to be torn down. Having successfully established himself as an artist Charles sets off for Central America sketching and painting for two years. Returning to New York he is reunited with his wife Celia. On the ocean liner returning to England, he meets Julia. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1981 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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It's not really made clear in the adaptation until later, but Celia Ryder is the sister of Boy Mulcaster (Jeremy Sinden). So when it seems she is saying of Julia Mottram that she was "a girlfriend of boys" she's actually saying that she was "a girlfriend of Boy's". See more »

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