Sword Of Honour

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01* * *20041023 (BBC7)
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With the Second World War looming, emigre aristocrat Guy Crouchback returns to England.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Hugh Burden.

An igraristocrat returns to England at the prospect of war.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story starring Hugh Dickson.

Original broadcast dates 198406-198409

An emigre English aristocrat Guy Crouchbeck returns to England when the prospect of war arises.

An émigré English aristocrat, Guy Crouchback returns to England when the prospect of war arises.

An emigre english aristocrat, Guy Crouchback, returns to England when the prospect of war arises.

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With Guy Crouchback disgraced after battle training, the fearsome Brigadier appears.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Patrick Troughton.

With Crouchback disgraced, the fearsome Brigadier appears.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story starring Hugh Dickson.

With Crouchback disgraced, the Brigadier makes a sudden and fearsome appearance.

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The Brigadier sparks confusion as Abthorpe's 'thunderbox' chemical toilet arrives.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Norman Rodway.

Confusion reigns following the arrival of the 'thunderbox'.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story starring Hugh Dickson.

The thunderbox becomes the battleground for a status war between Uncle and the Brigadier.

The 'thunderbox' is a source of irritation for Uncle.

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All battalion leave is cancelled, as Guy Crouchback finds himself sent into action.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Patrick Troughton.

All leave is cancelled and Guy finds himself leading the men.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story starring Hugh Dickson.

All leave is cancelled and Guy Crouchback finds himself leading the men.

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With an uncertain future, Guy Crouchback is headhunted for a special military mission.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Hugh Burden.

Guy Crouchback is given a special task to complete.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story starring Hugh Dickson.

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A mission in the Channel Islands doesn't go to plan - and political pressure mounts.

Stars Hugh Burden and Nigel Anthony.

Botched missions to France and the press perception of the army for Guy to face.

Evelyn Waugh's novel starring Hugh Dickson.

Botched missions to France, the press perception of the army - Guy Crouchback has his work cut out sorting it all.

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The feckless Major Hound throws his battalion's rearguard action into chaos.

Stars Hugh Burden and Timothy Bateson.

The feckless Major Hound is at a total loss in the midst of rearguard action.

Evelyn Waugh's novel starring Hugh Dickson.

All leave is cancelled and Guy Crouchback finds himself leading the men.

The feckless Major Hound finds himself at a total loss in the midst of rearguard action.

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The battle-weary Guy Crouchback comes to confront the horror and banality of war.

Stars Hugh Burden and Hugh Dickson.

Amiable Guy Crouchback confronts the horror and banality of war.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story starring Hugh Dickson.

The feckless Major Hound finds himself at a total loss in the midst of rearguard action.

Amiable Guy Crouchback copes with the horror and banality of war.

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Tragedy strikes Guy Crouchback - but he finally meets the man who saved his life.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Jennifer Hilary.

Guy's father dies but he finally meets the man who saved his life.

Dramatization of Evelyn Waugh's story with Hugh Dickson.

Guy Crouchback catches up with Ludovic, the strange man who saved his life in Crete, who is strangely reluctant to take praise.

Guy's father dies, but he finally meets the man who saved his own life.

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Ludovic's new responsibilities cause him stress - and others to question his sanity.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Jennifer Hilary.

A fresh influx of recruits causes irritation to Commandant Ludovic.

Dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's story with Hugh Dickson.

Guy Crouchback tries to make a career in the RAF, but can't seem to succeed.

A fresh influx of new recruits causes a great deal of irritation for the Commandant, Ludovic.

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Guy Crouchback's crushing terror and experiences of the banality of war come to an end.

Stars Hugh Dickson and Jennifer Hilary.

Guy's experience of the crushing terror and banality of war comes to an end.

Evelyn Waugh's story with Hugh Dickson.

The story concludes in 1951 with the war survivors converging at the Great Exhibition.

Guy Crouchback's story of war and its crushing terror and banality comes to an end.

01Men At Arms2013092920131005

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

Guy Crouchback is a man scarred by a broken marriage, searching for a purpose in a modern world, when war breaks out he feels he may have at last found a cause worth fighting for.

Directed by Sally Avens

Waugh's trilogy of WWII novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WWII. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment. His adventures are peopled by colourful characters: the eccentric, Apthorpe, one-eyed, Ritchie-Hook, promiscuous, Virginia Troy. At the centre of the novel is Guy for whom we never lose our sympathy as he emerges from his adventures bowed but not broken. From Dakar to Egypt, the Isle of Mugg to the evacuation of Crete, tragedy is leavened by Waugh's acerbic and farcical comedy.

02Men At Arms2013100620131012

Guy spends his time aiding Apthorpe with the concealment of his Thunder box.

by Evelyn Waugh

dramatised by Jeremy Front.

The Halbadiers are yet to see action so Guy spends his time aiding Apthorpe with the concealment of his Thunder box - a portable latrine. And Guy's ex-wife Virginia makes a reappearance in his life.

Directed by Sally Avens

Waugh's trilogy of WWII novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WWII. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment. His adventures are peopled by colourful characters: the eccentric, Apthorpe, one-eyed, Ritchie-Hook, promiscuous, Virginia Troy. At the centre of the novel is Guy for whom we never lose our sympathy as he emerges from his adventures bowed but not broken. From Dakar to Egypt, the Isle of Mugg to the evacuation of Crete, tragedy is leavened by Waugh's acerbic and farcical comedy.

03Officers And Gentlemen2013101320131019

Sent home in disgrace following the Dakar raid, Guy is again looking for useful employment

by Evelyn Waugh

dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Sent home in disgrace following a misbegotten raid in Dakar, Guy is again looking for useful employment. But his next posting takes him somewhere totally unexpected.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

04Officers And Gentlemen2013102020131026

Guy's unit have been posted to Egypt, where they are surrounded more by rumour than action

by Evelyn Waugh

dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Guy's unit have been posted to Egypt where they are surrounded more by rumour than action. But the chaos of war is approaching.

Directed by Marc Beeby.

05Unconditional Surrender2013102720131102

Guy is beginning to lose his idealism about the war.

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece: Guy is beginning to lose his idealism about the War.

Directed by Sally Avens

Waugh's trilogy of WWII novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WWII. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment. His adventures are peopled by colourful characters: the eccentric, Apthorpe, one-eyed, Ritchie-Hook, promiscuous, Virginia Troy. At the centre of the novel is Guy for whom we never lose our sympathy as he emerges from his adventures bowed but not broken. From Dakar to Egypt, the Isle of Mugg to the evacuation of Crete, tragedy is leavened by Waugh's acerbic and farcical comedy.

06Unconditional Surrender2013110320131109

Guy's military career is revived when he is selected for a mission to Italy.

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

Guy's military career is revived when he is

selected for a mission to Italy. He travels to

London to await orders.

Directed by Tracey Neale

Evelyn Waugh's trilogy of WW2 novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Like Brideshead, Waugh drew heavily upon his own experiences during WW2. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment.

Guy's military career is revived when he is selected for a mission to Italy.

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by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

After injuring his knee during a parachute jump, Guy believes his wartime experience is at an end, but then he receives orders to fly to Italy on a secret mission.

Directed by Tracey Neale

Evelyn Waugh's trilogy of novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished they to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy

Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment.

by Evelyn Waugh

Dramatised by Jeremy Front

Evelyn Waugh's satirical WW2 masterpiece:

After injuring his knee during a parachute jump, Guy believes his wartime experience is at an end, but then he receives orders to fly to Italy on a secret mission.

Directed by Tracey Neale

Evelyn Waugh's trilogy of novels mark a high point in his literary career. Originally published as three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender they were extensively revised by Waugh, and published as the one-volume Sword of honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished they to be read. They are dramatised for the Classic Serial in seven episodes.

This is a story that continues to delight as we follow the comic and often bathetic adventures of Guy

Crouchback. Witty and tragic, engaging and insightful, this work must be counted next to 'Brideshead Revisited' as Waugh's most enduring novel. Sword of Honour effortlessly treads the line between the personal and the political - it is at once an indictment of the incompetence of the Allied war effort, and a moving study of one man's journey from isolation to self fulfilment.

Guy believes his wartime experience is at an end, but then he receives new orders.