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Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance. Add to Watchlist. The whole cast is ideal, perfect, and Jeremy Irons with his sad and melancholy yet beautiful voice speaks the narration in a way which brings out all of Waugh's poetry. I hadn't seen it since it appeared on PBS. Other formats. At the opening of an exhibition of his work in a London gallery, Charles learns that Celia knows of his affair with Julia. It kindled in me an abiding love for the book, which I have read many times over the years. For the impressionable Charles, Sebastian’s world of money, glamour and outrageous behaviour makes for a seductive cocktail.

Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! Charles and Sebastian (Anthony Andrews) spend the summer at Brideshead and in Venice. It was originally presented by PBS's `Great Performances.'. I first saw this production when it was originally broadcast in 1981, when I was 13 years old. Julia tells Charles about the fortunes of the Marchmains since he last spent time with them. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Charles returns to Brideshead to find Sebastian on a binge.


Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Charles: Jeremy Irons. Anthony Andrews as Sebastien deserves all the praise he received and then some, Diana Quick's Julia was almost too beautiful and elegant, and for years past and years to come I am haunted by Jeremy Iron's incomparable voice.."....vanity, vanity...all is vanity...". Too much to mention: Oxford, Venice, Morocco, the English countryside, the fashions, the cars, the luxury liner scene (I believe the QE2 was used for the external deck and storm scenes). They have no morals, they cheat on each other, and all are appallingly dreary and wasteful. 26,606, This story has been shared 7,878 times. Bridey (Simon Jones) announces he plans to marry in Part 10. After an exhausting journey, they arrive at the new camp, Brideshead Castle, the site of bittersweet memories for Charles. I would pay to listen to that guy read the menu at the local McDonald's. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2016. What can I say about this TV classic that has not already been written and said in the 35 years since it first aired?
Early spring 1944. I could not not have possibly cast this series more perfectly. TV Classic in every way, but compromises needed, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 31, 2019. Sorry, Lily Collins, Emily from 'Emily in Paris' is Definitely Not 22. This is the classic tale of a young painter, Charles Ryder, who falls under the spell of an eccentric, aristocratic English family. Other formats. While this televisions series earned five stars, I am compelled to emphasize its superiority over the 2008 movie.