Brideshead Revisited: Season 1, Episode 1

Et in Arcadia Ego (12 Oct. 1981)

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In the spring of 1944, Capt. Charles Ryder finds that he and his men are relocated to the grounds of Brideshead Castle. Charles knows the place well and he recalls a time 20 years before ... See full summary »

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John Nettleton ...
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David McAlister ...
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Wayne Paulo ...
Adjutant
Robin Hooper ...
Captain Dodds
Gary Waldhorn ...
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In the spring of 1944, Capt. Charles Ryder finds that he and his men are relocated to the grounds of Brideshead Castle. Charles knows the place well and he recalls a time 20 years before when he met Lord Sebastian Flyte, the second son of Lord Marchmain and for whom Brideshead was home. It was in his third term at Oxford that he and Sebastian became great friends and for Charles, a time when he matured and gained a greater appreciation for life. He soon became part of Sebastian's group of friends including such characters as the flamboyant Anthony Blanche and Boy Mulcaster. During the long holiday, Charles finds himself living at home with his somewhat eccentric father, with no money and little to do. He is saved however when Sebastian asks him to come to Brideshead for a visit. There, he meets Sebastian's sister Julia for the first time. Written by garykmcd

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The scene of the tents in the quad of Ryder's college (in preparation for a ball) was filmed at Hertford College, Oxford. That's the same college that Evelyn Waugh attended in real life. Students there can point out a ground-floor window in the Old Quad where 'Sebastian' leaned in and threw up, which is how Ryder and Sebastian meet in the book. See more »

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When Anthony is reciting poetry over the balcony through the speaking funnel, the funnel has a wide mouthpiece on one end. When Anthony returns through the window into the dining room, the mouthpiece is gone. See more »

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[to Charles Ryder]
Anthony Blanche: If you knew anything of sexual psychology, you would know that nothing could give me keener pleasure than to be m-m-m-manhandled by you meaty boys - ecstacy of the *naughtiest* kind.
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