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A Twitch Upon the Thread 

"A Twitch Upon the Thread" is an episode of Brideshead Revisited starring Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, and Roger Milner. Two years have passed and Charles and Julia are still in love, spending as much time together as possible. They are astounded to learn from Bridey that he is engaged to be married. Bridey's... See full summary »

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... Charles Ryder
... Julia Mottram
Roger Milner ... Wilcox
... Lord Brideshead 'Bridey'
... Edward Ryder
Jeremy Sinden ... Boy Mulcaster
... Rex Mottram
... Cordelia Flyte
... Nanny Hawkins
Martin Van de Stolpe ... Father Superior
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Two years have passed and Charles and Julia are still in love, spending as much time together as possible. They are astounded to learn from Bridey that he is engaged to be married. Bridey's admonition of Julia's relationship and his refusal to bring his fiancée to Brideshead has a profound effect on her, however. Charles and Julia each decide to divorce their spouses and get married. Cordelia returns to Brideshead after several years volunteering in Spain during the Civil War. Charles learns from her of Sebastian since he last saw him and that he is now living in Tunis in a monastery. Written by garykmcd

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15 December 1981 (UK)  »

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The title of this episode and of episode Brideshead Revisited: The Unseen Hook (1981) were taken from G.K. Chesterton's short story "The Queer Feet" in which Father Brown says "I caught him, with an unseen hook and an invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world, and still to bring him back with a twitch upon the thread". See more »

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[Bridey has just announced his engagement to Beryl Muspratt, a widow with three children. Julia asks why he hasn't brought Beryl to Brideshead to meet her]
Lord Brideshead 'Bridey': [pompously] You must understand that Beryl is a woman of strict Catholic principle, fortified by the prejudices of the middle classes. I couldn't *possibly* bring her here. It is a matter of indifference whether you choose to live in sin with Rex or Charles or both - I have always avoided enquiry into the details of your ménage - but in no ...
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