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Decline and Fall: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Funny, smart, and well-acted across the board, Decline and Fall brings its classic source material's key themes to life while subtly updating the story for modern viewers.


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Adaption of Evelyn Waugh's comedy novel. When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, it kick starts a disastrous chain of events that no one could have anticipated.


Jack Whitehall
as Paul Pennyfeather
Eva Longoria
as Margot Beste-Chetwynde
David Suchet
as Dr Fagan
Vincent Franklin
as Prendergast
Stephen Graham
as Philbrick
Oscar Kennedy
as Peter Beste-Chetwynde
Katy Wix
as Florence Fagan
Gemma Whelan
as Diane Fagan
Jasper Jacob
as Monsieur Galeon
Tom Stourton
as Alistair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington
Nicholas Murchie
as Inspector Bruce
Michael Cochrane
as Prosecution Council
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Waugh is tricky to get right on screen, but there was barely a bum note in this lovingly crafted hour of elegant, acidulous entertainment. One suspects Mr W would have approved.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is a very expensive, beautifully-directed production stuffed with some excellent performances. But I am not sure it works.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As a Waugh fan, I was sceptical, but I have to say the cast are doing well so far, and many of the author's lines remain as funny on screen as on the page.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a hoot and a riot. It's satirical without ever spelling stuff out. And it's been updated with some sly, modern jokes.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Quite superb.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

This serial may not have caught the public mood, but there is not a bad performance in it.

January 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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