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Episode 1

Midway through the war, a disillusioned Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to a remote country retreat. It's Brideshead Castle, scene of the happiest years of his young, impressionable life and the beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte - whose presence will forever haunt him.

Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Starring Ben Miles as Charles Ryder, Jamie Bamber as Sebastian Flyte, Benjamin Whitrow as Mr Ryder, Anne-Marie Duff as Julia and Toby Jones as Brideshead.

Adapted by Jeremy Front.

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 5 Oct 2016 03:00