Decline and Fall is BBC1’s new three-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s 1928 novel of the same name. It follows Paul Pennyfeather, an Oxford University student in the 1920s who is unfairly sent down for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.
When is it on TV?
The three-part comedy finishes on Friday 14th April at 9pm on BBC1.
Who’s in the cast?
Jack Whitehall (Bad Education, Fresh Meat) will play the lead, Paul Pennyfeather.
He said of his new role: “I am extremely pleased to be a part of this amazing adaptation by [Rev co-writer] James Wood. I’ve been a fan of this book since I read it as a teenager and I just hope that I can do it justice.”
Whitehall’s co-stars include David Suchet (Poirot), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager), Stephen Graham (This Is England), Vincent Franklin (Cucumber) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries).
Is it any good?
The cast are magnificent and the adaptation is completely faithful, too. Read our short spoiler-free review.