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Sebastian's drinking strains his friendship with Charles, who is lured by the art of Paris. Stars Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber.

With their friendship strained, Sebastian continues his drinking and Charles is lured by Paris and art.

Ben Miles and Jamie Bamber star in Evelyn Waugh's most famous novel of life, love and a forgotten era.

Dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Charles Ryder ...... Ben Miles
Sebastian Flyte ...... Jamie Bamber
JuilaAnne-Marie Duff
Lady Marchmain ...... Eleanor Bron
Rex Mottram ...... William Hope
Cordelia ...... Abby Ford
Mr Ryder ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Mr Samgrass ...... Thomas Arnold
Brideshead ...... Toby Jones
Celia ...... Eve Best
Anthony Blanche Geoffrey Streatfeild
Boy Mulcaster ...... Tom Smith
Kurt ...... Carl Prekopp
Nurse ...... Jemma Churchill
Wilcox ...... Andrew Wincott
Jesus ...... Richard Firth
Monk ...... Martin Hyder

Music by Neil Brand

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.

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