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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as Paul Pennyfeather
as Margot Beste-Chetwynde
as Dr Fagan
as Peter Beste-Chetwynde
as Florence Fagan
as Diane Fagan
as Monsieur Galeon
as Alistair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington
as Inspector Bruce
as Prosecution Council
News & Interviews for Decline and Fall: Season 1
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.
It is a very expensive, beautifully-directed production stuffed with some excellent performances. But I am not sure it works.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Decline and Fall: Season 1
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