Brideshead Revisited

To mark Evelyn Waugh's centenary, a new production of his tragi-comic epic, which charts Charles Ryder's progress from a dreary pre-war background to the heady brilliance of Brideshead.

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The Novel That Changed My Life

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2/6. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen immerses himself in the doomed fortunes of the Flyte family in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.

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Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to Brideshead Castle, scene of the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte.

Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to Brideshead Castle, scene of the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte.

Captain Ryder is posted to Brideshead Castle, where he meets Sebastian.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Ben Miles.

Posted to Brideshead Castle, Captain Ryder recalls his friend Sebastian.

With Ben Miles.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's novel with Ben Miles.

Captain Ryder is posted to a remote castle and he recalls his friend Sebastian.

During the Second World War, Captain Ryder is posted to a remote castle and he recalls his friend Sebastian.

Stars Ben Miles.

During the Second World War, Captain Ryder is posted to a remote castle and he recalls his friend Sebastian. Stars Ben Miles.

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20070305 (BBC7)
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20071211 (BBC7)
20081007 (BBC7)
20081008 (BBC7)
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Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to Brideshead Castle, scene of the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte.

Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to Brideshead Castle, scene of the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte.

Captain Ryder is posted to Brideshead Castle, where he meets Sebastian.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Ben Miles.

Posted to Brideshead Castle, Captain Ryder recalls his friend Sebastian.

With Ben Miles.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's novel with Ben Miles.

Captain Ryder is posted to a remote castle and he recalls his friend Sebastian.

During the Second World War, Captain Ryder is posted to a remote castle and he recalls his friend Sebastian.

Stars Ben Miles.

During the Second World War, Captain Ryder is posted to a remote castle and he recalls his friend Sebastian. Stars Ben Miles.

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Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles.

Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles - including a trip to the infamous Ma Mayfield's and meeting more of the Marchmain family.

For Sebastian, however, the family is closing in.

As his family close in, Sebastian opens up new vistas for Charles.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Jamie Bamber.

Friendship brings new vistas for Charles, but for ebullient Sebastian - the family close in.

Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

Friendship brings new vistas for Charles, but for ebullient Sebastian the family close in. Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

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20070306 (BBC7)
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20071211 (BBC7)
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20081008 (BBC7)
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Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles.

Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles - including a trip to the infamous Ma Mayfield's and meeting more of the Marchmain family.

For Sebastian, however, the family is closing in.

As his family close in, Sebastian opens up new vistas for Charles.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Jamie Bamber.

Friendship brings new vistas for Charles, but for ebullient Sebastian - the family close in.

Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

Friendship brings new vistas for Charles, but for ebullient Sebastian the family close in. Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

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With their friendship strained, as Sebastian continues his drinking, so Charles begins to be lured by Paris and Art.

Strains set in as Sebastian drinks.

Paris and Art lure Charles.

With Ben Miles.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Ben Miles.

Sebastian's drinking strains his friendship with Charles - who's lured by Paris and Art.

Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

Sebastian's drinking strains his friendship with Charles - who's lured by Paris and Art. Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

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20070307 (BBC7)
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With their friendship strained, as Sebastian continues his drinking, so Charles begins to be lured by Paris and Art.

Strains set in as Sebastian drinks.

Paris and Art lure Charles.

With Ben Miles.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Ben Miles.

Sebastian's drinking strains his friendship with Charles - who's lured by Paris and Art.

Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

Sebastian's drinking strains his friendship with Charles - who's lured by Paris and Art. Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

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Charles is overwhelmed by meeting Julia again, but will his relationship with the Marchmain family still prove to be jinxed?

Charles is overwhelmed by meeting Julia again on board ship, but will his relationship with the Marchmain family still prove to be jinxed?

Charles is pleased to spot Julia on the ship, but stormy waters await.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's tale with Jamie Bamber.

Charles is pleased to spot Julia on the ship, but his relationship with the Marchmains faces stormy waters.

Stars Jamie Bamber.

Charles is pleased to spot Julia on the ship, but his relationship with the Marchmains faces stormy waters. Stars Jamie Bamber.

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20070308 (BBC7)
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20081011 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)
20091121 (BBC7)
20100928 (BBC7)
20100929 (BBC7)
20111014 (BBC7)
20111015 (BBC7)
20120920 (BBC7)
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Charles is overwhelmed by meeting Julia again, but will his relationship with the Marchmain family still prove to be jinxed?

Charles is overwhelmed by meeting Julia again on board ship, but will his relationship with the Marchmain family still prove to be jinxed?

Charles is pleased to spot Julia on the ship, but stormy waters await.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's tale with Jamie Bamber.

Charles is pleased to spot Julia on the ship, but his relationship with the Marchmains faces stormy waters.

Stars Jamie Bamber.

Charles is pleased to spot Julia on the ship, but his relationship with the Marchmains faces stormy waters. Stars Jamie Bamber.