BBC One’s Evelyn Waugh adaptation Decline And Fall will premiere on Friday March 31st at 9pm, it has been announced.
Decline And Fall follows the exploits of Paul Pennyfeather, whose unfair expulsion from Oxford kick-starts a disastrous series of events, wherein he is by turn a naive teacher, a celebrity bridegroom, a wanted fugitive, and an international (and unintentional) white slave-trader. All while always being, indubitably, a victim of comic misfortune.
The three-part comedy, which is based on the novel of the same name by Evelyn Waugh, is being produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and Cave Bear Productions and stars Jack Whitehall (Bad Education, Fresh Meat), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Telenovela), David Suchet (Poirot, Effie Gray) and Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager, Penny Dreadful). Rev scribe James Wood penned the script, while Guillem Morales directed. The executive producers are Ben Cavey, Will Gould and James Wood. The series was originally commissioned for BBC Two.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.