Evelyn Waugh - Sword Of Honour [Classic Serial] [Classic Serial]

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Men at Arms20130929 (BBC7)
20160411 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

Guy Crouchback is a man scarred by a broken marriage, searching for a purpose in a modern world, when war breaks out he feels he may have at last found a cause worth fighting for.

Directed by Sally Avens

Waugh's trilogy of WWII novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WWII. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment. His adventures are peopled by colourful characters: the eccentric, Apthorpe, one-eyed, Ritchie-Hook, promiscuous, Virginia Troy. At the centre of the novel is Guy for whom we never lose our sympathy as he emerges from his adventures bowed but not broken. From Dakar to Egypt, the Isle of Mugg to the evacuation of Crete, tragedy is leavened by Waugh's acerbic and farcical comedy.

01Men at Arms20130929 (BBC7)
20160411 (BBC7)

Guy Crouchback is searching for a purpose to live. Evelyn Waugh's satirical masterpiece.

01Men at Arms20130929 (BBC7)
20160412 (BBC7)

Guy Crouchback is searching for a purpose to live. Evelyn Waugh's satirical masterpiece.

02Men at Arms, part 220131006 (BBC7)
20160412 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

dramatised by Jeremy Front.

The Halbadiers are yet to see action so Guy spends his time aiding Apthorpe with the concealment of his Thunder box - a portable latrine. And Guy's ex-wife Virginia makes a reappearance in his life.

Directed by Sally Avens

Waugh's trilogy of WWII novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WWII. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment. His adventures are peopled by colourful characters: the eccentric, Apthorpe, one-eyed, Ritchie-Hook, promiscuous, Virginia Troy. At the centre of the novel is Guy for whom we never lose our sympathy as he emerges from his adventures bowed but not broken. From Dakar to Egypt, the Isle of Mugg to the evacuation of Crete, tragedy is leavened by Waugh's acerbic and farcical comedy.

02Men at Arms, part 220131006 (BBC7)
20160412 (BBC7)

Guy spends his time aiding Apthorpe with the concealment of his Thunder box.

02Men at Arms, part 220131006 (BBC7)
20160413 (BBC7)

Guy spends his time aiding Apthorpe with the concealment of his Thunder box.

03Officers and Gentlemen, part one20131013 (BBC7)
20160413 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Sent home in disgrace following a misbegotten raid in Dakar, Guy is again looking for useful employment. But his next posting takes him somewhere totally unexpected.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

03Officers and Gentlemen, part one20131013 (BBC7)
20160413 (BBC7)

Sent home in disgrace following the Dakar raid, Guy is again looking for useful employment

03Officers and Gentlemen, part one20131013 (BBC7)
20160414 (BBC7)

Sent home in disgrace following the Dakar raid, Guy is again looking for useful employment

04Officers and Gentlemen, part 220131020 (BBC7)
20160414 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Guy's unit have been posted to Egypt where they are surrounded more by rumour than action. But the chaos of war is approaching.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

04Officers and Gentlemen, part 220131020 (BBC7)
20160414 (BBC7)

Guy's unit have been posted to Egypt, where they are surrounded more by rumour than action

04Officers and Gentlemen, part 220131020 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)

Guy's unit have been posted to Egypt, where they are surrounded more by rumour than action

05Unconditional Surrender20131027 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece: Guy is beginning to lose his idealism about the War.

Directed by Sally Avens

Waugh's trilogy of WWII novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WWII. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment. His adventures are peopled by colourful characters: the eccentric, Apthorpe, one-eyed, Ritchie-Hook, promiscuous, Virginia Troy. At the centre of the novel is Guy for whom we never lose our sympathy as he emerges from his adventures bowed but not broken. From Dakar to Egypt, the Isle of Mugg to the evacuation of Crete, tragedy is leavened by Waugh's acerbic and farcical comedy.

05Unconditional Surrender20131027 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)

Guy is beginning to lose his idealism about the war.

05Unconditional Surrender20131027 (BBC7)
20160416 (BBC7)

Guy is beginning to lose his idealism about the war.

06Unconditional Surrender20131103 (BBC7)
20160418 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

Guy's military career is revived when he is

selected for a mission to Italy. He travels to

London to await orders.

Directed by Tracey Neale

Evelyn Waugh's trilogy of WW2 novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WW2. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment.

06Unconditional Surrender20131103 (BBC7)
20160418 (BBC7)

Guy's military career is revived when he is selected for a mission to Italy.

06Unconditional Surrender20131103 (BBC7)
20160419 (BBC7)

Guy's military career is revived when he is selected for a mission to Italy.

07Unconditional Surrender20131110 (BBC7)
20160419 (BBC7)

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

After injuring his knee during a parachute jump, Guy believes his wartime experience is at an end, but then he receives orders to fly to Italy on a secret mission.

Directed by Tracey Neale

Evelyn Waugh's trilogy of novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished they to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy

Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment.

07Unconditional Surrender20131110 (BBC7)
20160419 (BBC7)

Guy believes his wartime experience is at an end, but then he receives new orders.

07Unconditional Surrender20131110 (BBC7)
20160420 (BBC7)

Guy believes his wartime experience is at an end, but then he receives new orders.