Brideshead Revisited

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  • 1981
  • 1 Season
  • 8.5  (6,946)

As a TV miniseries, Brideshead Revisited is a dramatic period piece with many facets to its plot. The main characters are Charles Ryder, and Sebastian Fyte, college roommates. Sebastian, from a strict Catholic family, invites the Protestant Ryder to his elegant mansion, later discovered by Ryder during a military stint to be Brideshead. At Brideshead, Charles reflects on the events of his youthful manhood, including Sebastian's religious zealot mother and romantic affairs with Sebastian's sister and Sebastian.

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Brideshead Revisited
11. Brideshead Revisited
December 21, 1981
Lord Marchmain comes home to Brideshead to die. Bridey's determination to see his father reconcile with the church finally infects Julia, and even Charles, though it seals their fate. Back at Brideshead in the bleak spring of 1944, Charles relives his memories as he walks through the rooms with the HQ commandant. Alone in the chapel, he whispers a prayer.
A Twitch Upon the Thread
10. A Twitch Upon the Thread
December 14, 1981
Lovers for two years and planning to marry, Charles and Julia are happily reminiscing at Brideshead when an insult from Bridey unleashes all the pent-up guilt and torment of Julia's Catholic conscience. News from Cordelia about Sebastian's fate leaves Charles to contemplate how different their lives had become from the promise of those early golden days.
Orphans of the Storm
9. Orphans of the Storm
December 7, 1981
By the time the ship arrives in London, Charles and Julia have become lovers. At the opening of an exhibition of his work in a London gallery, Charles learns that Celia knows of his affair with Julia.
Brideshead Deserted
8. Brideshead Deserted
November 30, 1981
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of romantic yearning and loss became the universally acclaimed television series that viewers on both sides of the Atlantic wished would never end. Set between the wars amid the fading glory of the British Empire and great family fortunes, Brideshead is a story of youthful illusions, of exquisite earthly beauty and of divine grace. Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance.
The Unseen Hook
7. The Unseen Hook
November 23, 1981
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of romantic yearning and loss became the universally acclaimed television series that viewers on both sides of the Atlantic wished would never end. Set between the wars amid the fading glory of the British Empire and great family fortunes, Brideshead is a story of youthful illusions, of exquisite earthly beauty and of divine grace. Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance.
Julia
6. Julia
November 16, 1981
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of romantic yearning and loss became the universally acclaimed television series that viewers on both sides of the Atlantic wished would never end. Set between the wars amid the fading glory of the British Empire and great family fortunes, Brideshead is a story of youthful illusions, of exquisite earthly beauty and of divine grace. Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance.
A Blow Upon a Bruise
5. A Blow Upon a Bruise
November 9, 1981
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of romantic yearning and loss became the universally acclaimed television series that viewers on both sides of the Atlantic wished would never end. Set between the wars amid the fading glory of the British Empire and great family fortunes, Brideshead is a story of youthful illusions, of exquisite earthly beauty and of divine grace. Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance.
Sebastian Against the World
4. Sebastian Against the World
November 2, 1981
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of romantic yearning and loss became the universally acclaimed television series that viewers on both sides of the Atlantic wished would never end. Set between the wars amid the fading glory of the British Empire and great family fortunes, Brideshead is a story of youthful illusions, of exquisite earthly beauty and of divine grace. Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance.
The Bleak Light of Day
3. The Bleak Light of Day
October 26, 1981
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of romantic yearning and loss became the universally acclaimed television series that viewers on both sides of the Atlantic wished would never end. Set between the wars amid the fading glory of the British Empire and great family fortunes, Brideshead is a story of youthful illusions, of exquisite earthly beauty and of divine grace. Starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and featuring Diana Quick, Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom and the incomparable Sir Laurence Olivier in an Emmy Award-winning performance.
Home and Abroad
2. Home and Abroad
October 19, 1981
Charles spends some idyllic time at Brideshead with Sebastian, meeting more of the Marchmains and discovering the role of religion in the family's complicated lives. Besotted with the splendors of Brideshead, Charles accompanies Sebastian to Venice, where the Marchmain patriarch lives in voluntary exile.
Et in Arcadia Ego
1. Et in Arcadia Ego
October 12, 1981
Early spring 1944. Army captain Charles Ryder, an artist in civilian life, prepares to transport his dispirited company to brigade headquarters at a secret location. After an exhausting journey through the night, they arrive at the new camp, a formerly grand house called Brideshead Castle. The site of it releases a flood of bittersweet memories of Charles, back to his halcyon days at Oxford in 1922.
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited

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As a TV miniseries, Brideshead Revisited is a dramatic period piece with many facets to its plot. The main characters are Charles Ryder, and Sebastian Fyte, college roommates. Sebastian, from a strict Catholic family, invites the Protestant Ryder to his elegant mansion, later discovered by Ryder during a military stint to be Brideshead. At Brideshead, Charles reflects on the events of his youthful manhood, including Sebastian's religious zealot mother and romantic affairs with Sebastian's sister and Sebastian.

Brideshead Revisited is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on October 12, 1981.

Where to Watch Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brideshead Revisited on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Crackle and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (6,946)