Brideshead Revisited 1981

Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is a moving and tragic story, which chronicles the tempestuous journey of Charles Ryder (Jeremy Irons) through the tangled and stormy world of the aristocratic Marchmain family.
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Mild themes, Infrequent coarse language, Brief incidental nudity

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Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is a moving and tragic story, which chronicles the tempestuous journey of Charles Ryder (Jeremy Irons) through the tangled and stormy world of the aristocratic Marchmain family. It is an epic tale of his love - for his closest friend Sebastian Flyte (Anthony Andrews), for Sebastian's sister Julia Flyte (Diana Quick) and for an entire way of life. This classic, visually stunning TV drama directed by Charles Sturridge is here presented in its entirity.

11 Episodes Collapse episodes

  • 1. Et In Arcadia Ego 120 mins
    In the winter of 1944, Charles Ryder finds himself back at Brideshead Castle.
  • 2. Home And Abroad 60 mins
    An unexpected visit takes Sebastian and Charles to visit Lord Marchmain in Venice.
  • 3. The Bleak Light Of Day 60 mins
    Lady Marchmain has asked Mr. Samgrass to keep a close eye on Sebastian and his increasing drink problem.
  • 4. Sebastian Against The World 60 mins
    After a drunken Easter in 1924 at Brideshead, Sebastian turns on his only friend.
  • 5. A Blow Upon A Bruise 60 mins
    Sebastian's drink problem is getting worse and nothing can stop him.
  • 6. Julia 60 mins
    Rex tells Charles he wishes to marry Julia, but the Marchmain fortune is running dangerously low.
  • 7. The Unseen Hook 60 mins
    Charles learns that Sebastian has been taken away to the Infirmary.
  • 8. Brideshead Deserted 60 mins
    In 1935 Charles is now married to Lady Celia Ryder and they are to sail back to England from New York.
  • 9. Orphans Of The Storm 60 mins
    Julia and Charles realise they are in love and end up beginning an affair.
  • 10. A Twitch Upon A Thread 60 mins
    In 1938 Charles and Julia decide to marry after having had an affair for the last two years.
  • 11. Brideshead Revisited 90 mins
    Lord Marchmain's death causes Julie to doubt her love for Charles and their future together is threatened.

Member Reviews

  • Not being British myself (though European) I have always found that aspect of British upper class superiority particularly distasteful. The story and the acting on the other hand is superb, as well as the sets, scenery, buildings, Venice etc. The characters do not endear themselves to me. Their superior airs and their entitledness in regards to their wealth, social status, educational opportunities and positions of economic and political power prevents me from ever becoming engaged emotionally with any of them. It's like watching a game of chess.

    Pia
  • this has always been one of my favourite books and this adaptation is excellent

  • Top actors acting out the phantasy of the rich at the time between the wars in cold England. This film is a treasure showing how the aristocracy took their superiority to to the extreem in the early 1900ds.

  • I am really enjoying this superbly camp and decadent series which takes us back to an England of another era.

  • this disc contains episodes 8-11 - which concludes this brilliant series.

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