Airdate: Brideshead Revisited

This Sunday night ABC1 screens the 2008 film Brideshead Revisited, featuring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon.

The 1945 novel by Evelyn Waugh was famously adapted into a 1981 series and audiences were drawn to the story of artist Charles Ryder befriending flamboyant homosexual and alcoholic Lord Sebastian Flyte.

This screenplay is by Jeremy Brock and Andrew Davies and the cast also includes Italian-Australian actress Greta Scacchi. BYO teddy bear.

Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon lead a talented ensemble cast as they bring Waugh’s novel to life.

After a chance encounter with the charming and decadent Sebastian Flyte, an aspiring artist Charles Ryder is drawn into the exclusive world of British high society.

For the impressionable Charles, the privileged world of the Flyte family is an irresistible lure especially when he falls for Julia, Sebastian’s beautiful sister.

There are secrets behind the glamorous facade of ‘Brideshead’ and everything comes at a price in this tale of forbidden love and lost innocence.

8:30pm Sunday, 27 November on ABC1.

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