Watch Brideshead Revisited

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.

Acorn Media
1 Season, 11 Episodes
October 12, 1981
Drama
8.6/10
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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