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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »
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 Charles Ryder (11 episodes, 1981)
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 Julia Flyte / ... (11 episodes, 1981)
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 Wilcox (10 episodes, 1981)
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 Cordelia Flyte (9 episodes, 1981)
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 Lord Brideshead 'Bridey' (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Sebastian Flyte (6 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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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family problems like alcoholism, homosexuality, religious mania and sexual dysfunction and find "happiness." Written by LA-Lawyer

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The best mini-series since Shogun.
7 June 2002 | by (East Lansing) – See all my reviews

This is the finest series I've ever seen on television. The fact that is based upon an excellent novel is only part of the equation. The locations, the music, the acting - everything comes together so beautifully in this project. Who else, besides Evelyn Waugh, writes lines like: "I was taken by the double illusion of familiarity and strangeness." or "A thin bat-squeak of sensuality..." or " I found myself close to heaven in those days."

I must single out Sir John Gielgud. Every time he is on screen, he is hilarious. What a treasure.

Watching this series is a bit like getting lost in reading "Lord of The Rings." You like the 'place' that they take you so much, you don't want it to end. If cable ever offered a Brideshead Revisited channel, I'd be among the first to subscribe.


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