Evelyn Waugh: A BBC Radio Drama Collection

Evelyn Waugh is one
of the pre-eminent English novelists of the 20th Century. This collection
comprises seven of his finest works, dramatised by Jeremy Front and Denys

Decline and Fall

Paul Pennyfeather,
an earnest, scholarly Oxford student, knows nothing of 1920's high-life - until
one night he encounters The Bollinger Club.

This darkly comic
romp set in the early Jazz Age stars Kieran Hodgson, John Sessions, Emilia Fox
and Tom Hollander.


During the Second
World War, a disillusioned Captain Charles Ryder finds himself posted to
Brideshead Castle: the scene of the happiest years of his life and the
beginnings of his friendship with Sebastian Flyte.

A classic tale of
life, love and a forgotten era, starring Ben Miles, Jamie Bamber, Anne-Marie
Duff and Toby Jones.


Hapless journalist
William Boot is mistakenly sent to report on a war in Africa, where he finds
love and ends up in the middle of a revolution.

Waugh's celebrated
satire of newspaper life stars Rory Kinnear and Tim McInnerny.

Put Out More Flags

As the Second World
War looms, louche, upper class loafer Basil Seal considers his role in the
unfolding events. Evelyn Waugh's sixth novel, first published in 1942 is
a satire that reprises characters found in his previous novels 'Decline and
Fall' and 'Vile Bodies'

With Tony Britton
as narrator, Put Out More Flags stars Simon Cadell, Brian Miller, Jenny Howe,
Elizabeth Kelly and Jack May.

Sword of Honour

This three-part
dramatisation of Waugh's satirical masterpiece follows the comic adventures of
Guy Crouchbank during World War II.

In Men at
Arms, Guy is scarred by a broken marriage and searching for a purpose to
live. When war breaks out, he feels he may have at last found a cause worth
fighting for.

Officers and
Gentlemen sees Guy sent home in disgrace following a
misbegotten raid in Dakar. But his next posting takes him somewhere totally

In Unconditional
Surrender, Guy is beginning to lose his idealism about the war - but his
military career is revived with selection for a mission to Italy.

With Tim McInnerny
as the narrator, Sword of Honour stars Paul Ready, Adrian Scarborough, Tim
Pigott-Smith, Robert Daws, Lee Ingleby and Oliver Chris.

  1. Decline and Fall (103.5Mb)
  2. Brideshead Revisited (208.6Mb)
  3. Scoop (104.8Mb)
  4. Put Out More Flags (142.9Mb)
  5. Men at Arms (104.1Mb)
  6. Officers and Gentlemen (104.2Mb)
  7. Unconditional Surrender (156.5Mb)

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