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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 ... See full summary »
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Top Rated TV #136 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Charles Ryder 11 episodes, 1981
...  Julia Flyte / ... 11 episodes, 1981
Roger Milner ...  Wilcox 10 episodes, 1981
...  Cordelia Flyte 9 episodes, 1981
...  Lord Brideshead 'Bridey' 8 episodes, 1981
...  Sebastian Flyte 6 episodes, 1981
...  Rex Mottram 6 episodes, 1981
...  Lady Marchmain 5 episodes, 1981
...  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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18 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Wiedersehen mit Brideshead  »

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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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The adaptation is so good that one can read Waugh'...
12 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

The adaptation is so good that one can read Waugh's novel while watching and practically not miss a word. The lush prose of the novel is there, as well as perfect visual imagery of the settings, absolutely essential to the integrity of the piece.


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