Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited was offered to television viewers in this 11-part adaptation that originally aired on the U.K.'s ITV network. The miniseries, like the book, lays bare the eccentricities of the young British aristocracy, concentrating upon several Oxford students. The story is told from the point-of-view of Charles Ryder (Jeremy Irons), who is sucked into decadence by the "magically beautiful" Sebastian Flyte (Anthony Andrews). Flyte is the son of Lord Marchmain (Laurence Olivier), master of Brideshead Castle, where most of the story (covering the years 1924 through 1944) takes place. Brideshead Revisited was brought to America on PBS' Great Performances series, beginning its run on January 18, 1982. The miniseries created a stir in the U.S. because of its mild nudity and profanity; the presentation had to be re-edited when it was shown for a second time on PBS. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
ContentsVol. 1: Episode 1: Et in Arcadia ego ; Episode 2: Home and abroad
Vol. 2: Episode 3: The bleak light of day ; Episode 4: Sebastian against the world ; Episode 5: A blow upon a bruise
Vol. 3: Episode 6: Julia ; Episode 7: The unseen hook ; Episode 8: Brideshead deserted
Vol. 4: Episode 9: Orphans of the storm ; Episode 10: A twitch upon the thread ; Episode 11: Brideshead revisited.
-- Film and video adaptations.
Upper class families -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Catholics -- Drama.
England -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Silver Spring, MD :Distributed by Acorn Media,2006
|Edition||25th anniversary collector's ed., full screen version.|
|Other Titles|| Brideshead revisited (Television program)
Irons, Jeremy, 1948-
Andrews, Anthony, 1948-
Quick, Diana, 1946-
Grillo, John, 1942-
Jones, Simon, 1950-
Keating, Charles, 1941-2014.
Sinden, Jeremy, 1950-
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Audran, Stéphane, 1932-2018
Washbourne, Mona, 1903-1988.
Le Mesurier, John, 1912-1983.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. Brideshead revisited.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Jane Asher, Nickolas Grace, John Grillo, Simon Jones, Charles Keating, Phoebe Nicholls, Jeremy Sinden, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Stephane Audran, Mona Washbourne, John Le Mesurier, John Gielgud.
Editor, Anthony Ham ; music, Geoffrey Burgon.
Title from container.
Originally broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV Network in 1981.
From the novel by Evelyn Waugh.
Special features: 50-minute retrospective documentary; commentaries by Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, and Nickolas Grace (Episode 1), Anthony Andrews and Derek Granger (Episode 4); outtakes; companion guide; photo gallery; production notes; cast filmographies.
DVD; Dolby Digital.
4 videodiscs (approximately 659 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 companion guide (19 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)