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 Charles Ryder (11 episodes, 1981)
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 Julia Flyte / ... (11 episodes, 1981)
Roger Milner ...
 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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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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Originally, producer Derek Granger asked Anthony Andrews to play the role of Charles Ryder. Andrews, however, felt he was better suited for the part of Sebastian Flyte. Jeremy Irons, Granger's first choice for Sebastian, preferred to play Ryder, so the two actors swapped roles. See more »

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beautiful sadness.
18 August 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

The book and the mini-series always broke my heart. I first read the book and viewed the series as a teenager and it affected me much more then "Catcher in the Rye".

It is probably one of the finest adaptations of a novel put to film. You watch as the reckless innocent fun of youth is slowly taken away and replaced by sad old cynicism.

It captures the feeling of the stolen season of peace between the world wars and the cool observant eye of Waugh who before hand always wrote detached speedy amoral stories. This seemed so...different.

The acting is so on the spot. Carefully restrained and woeful as we watch our favorite characters grow.


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