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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
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Top Rated TV #115 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 Cordelia Flyte 9 episodes, 1981
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 Lord Brideshead 'Bridey' 8 episodes, 1981
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 Rex Mottram 6 episodes, 1981
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 Lady Marchmain 5 episodes, 1981
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 Edward Ryder 5 episodes, 1981
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then invites Charles to lunch after his teddy bear Aloysius 'refuses to talk to him' unless he is forgiven. Charles becomes involved with Sebastian's family, Catholic peers of the realm in Protestant England. The story is told in flashback as Charles, now an officer in the British Army, is moved with his company to an English country house that he discovers to be Brideshead, Sebastian's family home where Charles has a series of memories of his youth and young manhood, his loves, life, and a journey of faith and anguish. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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18 January 1982 (USA)  »

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In episode Brideshead Revisited: Sebastian Against the World (1981), Lady Marchmain reads aloud the G K Chesterton "Father Brown" story "The Queer Feet" in which Father Brown says of a criminal "I caught him, with an unseen hook and an invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world, and still to bring him back with a twitch upon the thread". The episode titles (and the chapter titles of the book) "The Unseen Hook" and "A Twitch Upon a Thread" are a reference to this, as a metaphor for the way in which the characters are able to wander the world according to their free will until they are ready and receptive to God's grace, at which point He acts in their lives and brings about a conversion. See more »

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One of the best productions ever put on film.
15 November 1999 | by (Boston, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

It is exceptional to find something in life that improves with age. Brideshead Revisited is one of those exalted things. Having just completed watching the entire series I can say that it is actually better than I remembered when I first saw it over 15 years ago. Seldom do so many things (cast, writing, locations, costumes) come together and form a harmonious whole. Brideshead is a tour-de-force of the film maker's art that glows with a magical intensity all its own.


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