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 »
Production was delayed for several months by a strike of ITV technicians in 1979. When filming resumed, Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg was no longer available because of commitments in the U.S., so he was replaced by Charles Sturridge for the scenes filmed in Oxford and many of the ones filmed at Castle Howard ("Brideshead").
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.