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Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited (Season 1, Episode 11)
TV Episode | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In the winter of 1939, Lord Marchmain decides to return to Brideshead from Venice in view of the deteriorating international situation. It soon becomes apparent that he is in declining health and has in fact come home to die. He has taken ...See moreIn the winter of 1939, Lord Marchmain decides to return to Brideshead from Venice in view of the deteriorating international situation. It soon becomes apparent that he is in declining health and has in fact come home to die. He has taken a dislike to Bridey's new wife and suggests he may leave Brideshead Castle to Julia and Charles. Religion - specifically whether Lord Marchmain will accept the last rites - becomes an issue. Charles simply cannot understand or accept the family's religious beliefs but in his dying moments, Lord Marchmain does provide a sign indicating his wishes. The entire episode forever changes Charles and Julia's relationship. In the spring of 1944, Charles, now an army Captain, living on the grounds of Brideshead Castle, walks the corridors of a place he knows so well and remembers the life that is past him. Written by garykmcd See less
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Writers
Evelyn Waugh (novel) | John Mortimer (adaptation)
Cinematographer
Ray Goode (lighting cameraman)
Casting Director
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 22, 1981

Release date
Dec 22, 1981 (United Kingdom)

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21 cast members
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Jeremy Irons
Charles Ryder Charles Ryder   See fewer
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Diana Quick
Julia Mottram Julia Mottram   See fewer
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Phoebe Nicholls
Cordelia Flyte Cordelia Flyte   See fewer
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Laurence Olivier
Lord Marchmain Lord Marchmain   See fewer
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Stéphane Audran
Cara (as Stephane Audran) Cara (as Stephane Audran)   See fewer
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Peter Gordon
Gaston Gaston   See fewer
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Ralph Nossek
Plender Plender   See fewer
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Roger Milner
Wilcox Wilcox   See fewer
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Simon Jones
Lord Brideshead 'Bridey' Lord Brideshead 'Bridey'   See fewer
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Niall Toibin
Father Mackay Father Mackay   See fewer
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Peter Newton
Gregson Gregson   See fewer
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Derek Hockridge
Jameson Jameson   See fewer
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Michael Gough
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John Nettleton
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David McAlister
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Stephen Mallatratt
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Robert Urquhart
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Richard Hope
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Marjorie Sudell
Housemaid Housemaid   See fewer
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Mona Washbourne
Nanny Hawkins Nanny Hawkins   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.6 / 10 | 103 votes