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Brideshead Revisited 

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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 #114 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 Cordelia Flyte 9 episodes, 1981
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 Lord Brideshead 'Bridey' 8 episodes, 1981
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 Rex Mottram 6 episodes, 1981
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 Lady Marchmain 5 episodes, 1981
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 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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En förlorad värld  »

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In 2007, the series was voted the 7th favorite series to air on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in the US. Unfortunately, it had never aired there - it was shown as part of "Great Performances". See more »

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Referenced in Life After Who: Philip Hinchcliffe (2012) See more »

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The best adaptation I have ever seen
22 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Simply enchanting. Waugh's excellent use of English in recounting the story of the doomed Marchmain family is brought to life without losing one iota of its charm and power. I doubt that anyone will be able to imagine anyone other than Anthony Andrews as Sebastian or Nikolas Grace as Anthony Blanche; Jeremy Irons gives a well-rounded performance, Diana Quick is suitably gorgeous and a host of great English actors (Gielgud, Olivier et al) lend support to a fantastic script and excellent direction. See this.


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