Ronald Harwood tells the story of the circumstances and events which inspired Decline and Fall, Brideshead Revisited and The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold and, through the history of these books, draws a picture of one of the most accomplished English writers of the 20th century.
Underneath the comic surface of Evelyn Waugh 's writing there is a great sense of sadness at the ridiculous and pointless ways in which human life is spent and wasted. Beneath his formidable public personality and outspoken behaviour, he concealed enormous sensitivity, melancholy and nostalgia for lost happiness and beauty.
Written by RONALD HARWOOD and JOHN SELWYN GILBERT Taking part:
Hugh Burden , Gerald Cross
Norman Ettlinger , Dominic Guard Leo McKern and David Wood
Designer CHRISTINE RUSCOE Photography COLIN WALDECK Film editor CHARLES CHABOT Executive producer BILL MORTON Produced by JOHN SELWYN GILBERT
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