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Episode 1

Decline and Fall, Series 1 Episode 1 of 3

When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, he finds his only option is to go and teach at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales. There he meets a colourful cast of characters, including the alluring Margot Beste-Chetwynde, a wealthy widow with designs on the naive Paul.

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59 minutes

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Fri 31 Mar 2017 21:00

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Role Contributor
SniggsTim Pigott-Smith
ProstlethwaiteNickolas Grace
Alistair Digby-Vaine-TrumpingtonTom Stourton
Arthur PottsMatthew Beard
Paul PennyfeatherJack Whitehall
Master of the CollegeJohn Woodvine
Porter BlacknallMichael Gould
Mr LevyKevin Eldon
PhilbrickStephen Graham
GrimesDouglas Hodge
Peter Beste-ChetwyndeOscar Kennedy
Dr FaganDavid Suchet
Florence FaganKaty Wix
Diane FaganGemma Whelan
TangentFelix Griffin Pain
ClutterbuckHugo Beazley
PrendergastVincent Franklin
Margot Beste-ChetwyndeEva Longoria
Davis (Station Master)Steve Speirs
Lady CircumferenceAshley McGuire
VicarTony Guilfoyle
ChokeyChike Okonkwo
WriterJames Wood
AuthorEvelyn Waugh
ProducerMatthew Bird
DirectorGuillem Morales
Production CompanyTiger Aspect Productions Ltd

Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

Learn more about the characters in this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic satire.