Brideshead Revisited: Miniseries (1982)


Miniseries
Brideshead Revisited

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

80%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 5

57%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 7

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Jan 18, 1982

An 11-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel about the friendship between a painter and a disturbed aristocrat. Part 1 begins with recollections of Oxford in the 1920s. Charles: Jeremy Irons. Sebastian: Anthony Andrews. Edward Ryder: John Gielgud.

View Details

Part 2. Charles and Sebastian (Anthony Andrews) spend the summer at Brideshead and in Venice. Marchmain: Laurence Olivier. Edward Ryder: John Gielgud.

View Details

Part 3. Sebastian (Anthony Andrews) comes under the watchful eye of Mr. Samgrass (John Grillo).

View Details

Part 4. The strain of coping leads Sebastian (Anthony Andrews) deeper into despair and drink. Charles: Jeremy Irons.

View Details

Part 5. After a spell abroad under the supervision of Mr. Samgrass (John Grillo), Sebastian returns home for a reunion with his family. Lady Marchmain: Claire Bloom. Cordelia: Phoebe Nicholls. Julia: Diana Quick.

View Details

Julia's relationship with the older, opportunistic Rex Mottram (Charles Keating) is the latest cause of family concern in Part 6. Julia: Diana Quick. Lady Marchmain: Claire Bloom. Brideshead: Simon Jones. Charles: Jeremy Irons.

View Details

The 1926 General Strike brings Charles (Jeremy Irons) back to London in Part 7, but he's soon off again---at Julia's request---in search of Sebastian (Anthony Andrews).

View Details

Years pass in Part 8, during which Charles (Jeremy Irons) has little contact with the Flytes. Julia: Diana Quick.

View Details

Julia (Diana Quick) and Charles begin a shipboard affair in Part 9. Celia: Jane Asher.

View Details

Bridey (Simon Jones) announces he plans to marry in Part 10. Julia: Diana Quick. Charles: Jeremy Irons. Cordelia: Phoebe Nicholls. Nanny: Mona Washbourne.

View Details
Show More Episodes

Brideshead Revisited: Miniseries Photos

Tv Season Info

Critic Reviews for Brideshead Revisited Miniseries

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

With one exception, the main characters in Brideshead grow and change, with multiple dimensions that are not just a response to external events but are driven from within.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Brideshead is the richest thing we have tasted for some time.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

While the story sometimes meanders and the tone varies from brisk to dreary, the superb cast and beautiful production design meld the sprawling 11-hour project into a unified whole.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

I found and still find [it] insufferable.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Instead of spelling out every plot detail, the screenplay asks the audience to take the information and to draw their own conclusions.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Brideshead Revisited: Miniseries

  • Jun 16, 2019
    Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, the whole cast - Outstanding!
  • Jan 22, 2019
    Fantastic adaption... I have no idea how anyone could not love it.
  • Dec 04, 2018
    A brilliant adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh novel with exceptional performances by all, especially Jeremy Irons. One of the most memorable productions in any film format I've ever seen.

News & Features