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The series sees Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Beard ...  Arthur Potts 3 episodes, 2017
Jack Whitehall ...  Paul Pennyfeather 3 episodes, 2017
Stephen Graham ...  Philbrick 3 episodes, 2017
Douglas Hodge ...  Grimes 3 episodes, 2017
Oscar Kennedy ...  Peter Beste-Chetwynde 3 episodes, 2017
David Suchet ...  Dr. Fagan 3 episodes, 2017
Vincent Franklin ...  Prendergast 3 episodes, 2017
Eva Longoria ...  Margot Beste-Chetwynde 3 episodes, 2017
James Charles O'Neill James Charles O'Neill ...  Chauffer / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Tim Pigott-Smith ...  Sniggs 2 episodes, 2017
Tom Stourton Tom Stourton ...  Alistair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington 2 episodes, 2017
Katy Wix ...  Florence Fagan 2 episodes, 2017
Gemma Whelan ...  Diane Fagan 2 episodes, 2017
Felix Griffin Pain Felix Griffin Pain ...  Tangent 2 episodes, 2017
Hugo Beazley ...  Clutterbuck 2 episodes, 2017
Tony Guilfoyle Tony Guilfoyle ...  Vicar 2 episodes, 2017
Robert Hughes Robert Hughes ...  Marseille Main Worker 2 episodes, 2017
Eleri Morgan Eleri Morgan ...  Jane Jenkins 2 episodes, 2017
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The series sees Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.

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English

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (UK) See more »

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Decline and Fall See more »

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Superb first two episodes
6 April 2017 | by petercarltonSee all my reviews

As a lifelong enthusiast for the writing of Evelyn Waugh, I thought I would never again see a revival of interest in his work. I am glad to say that this adaptation - on the evidence of Episode 1 - ensures that I couldn't have been more wrong, as it will undoubtedly attract a whole new audience. There is sheer quality in every aspect of this production and I found myself laughing out loud throughout. Everything is perfect - casting, script, characterisation, editing; it doesn't put a foot wrong. It seems unfair to single out any one contribution, but Douglas Hodge has so much fun with the character of the deeply dubious unidexter Captain Grimes, you cannot help but be impressed while you giggle. I can't wait to watch the remaining episodes, but simply wish to congratulate the whole team on this first showing. Bravo! On viewing the second episode, there is nothing to add other than that the very high standard has been maintained - a relief and an uproarious pleasure.


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