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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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During the enforced break in filming caused by the ITV technicians' strike in 1979, it was noticed by the cast and producer that an important scene (Julia in tears while sitting by the fountain at night) had not been included in the script. They decided that it should be put in. In fact, during filming, the cast and crew had only a vague idea how many episodes would result. The final script was apparently NOT written by 'John Mortimer'. Producer Derek Granger simply selected scenes and lines from the pages of the novel, though Mortimer still had to be credited for contractual reasons. 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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