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Orphans of the Storm 

With Celia seasick, Julia and Charles spend all of their free time together and soon begin an affair. He also learns from her that Sebastian has vanished completely. In London, Charles' new... 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
Diana Quick ... Julia Mottram
Ronald Fraser ... Red-Haired Man
Michael Haughey Michael Haughey ... Bar Steward
Jane Asher ... Celia Ryder
David Howey ... Assistant Purser
Barbara Atkinson Barbara Atkinson ... Lady Reporter
Anthony Higginson Anthony Higginson ... Duke of Clarence
Robert Gallagher Robert Gallagher ... Photographer
Brian Oulton ... Man from the Tate
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ... Anthony Blanche
Malcolm Raeburn Malcolm Raeburn ... Cyril
Campbell O'Brien Campbell O'Brien ... Proprietor
Paul Clayton Paul Clayton ... Tom
Norman Mills Norman Mills ... Guard on Train
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Storyline

With Celia seasick, Julia and Charles spend all of their free time together and soon begin an affair. He also learns from her that Sebastian has vanished completely. In London, Charles' new exhibition is a success, but his reluctance to go home finally brings an end to his marriage. He meets Anthony Blanche who takes him to a gay club for a drink and promptly proceeds to disparage his work. Charles accompanies Celia to Brideshead where Julia and Rex now live and where Rex continues to entertain the political set. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "at sea" scenes were filmed on board QE 2. At the time, the QE 2, in a fit of "Modernism" had the top of the deck railings made out of composition rather than wood. In shots where the railing would be visible, the crew had placed wood design, contact sticky shelf paper over the plastic to give the appearance of a wood railing rather than black plastic. The railings on the QE 2 have since been replaced with real wood! See more »

Goofs

On the ship board sequences filmed on the QE2 one of the deck scenes shows Julia and Charles sitting by an outside pool on deck. Such outside pools were not common at all on British passenger ships until well after WW II and even then were uncommon on ships sailing primarily in the North Atlantic. See more »

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