TV Mini-Series | | Drama, Romance
Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
The character Cousin Jasper is based on author Evelyn Waugh's own brother Alec, who delivered a similar "exasperated warning" to his brother while at Oxford.
The voiceover in the early Venice sequences was added for the American version after producer Derek Granger saw the initial British broadcast and felt there was not a strong enough sense of the religious feelings evoked while viewing the paintings.