BBC Two commissions new comedy, Decline And Fall

Evelyn Waugh novel adapted for BBC Two

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BBC Two has commissioned a new three-part comedy, Decline And Fall, based on Evelyn Waugh‘s first novel.

Anarchic, stylish and hilarious, Decline And Fall will be adapted by James Wood for BBC Two, and marks 50 years since Waugh’s death.

The comedy 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 – while always being, indubitably – a victim of comic misfortune.

Decline And Fall is made by Tiger Aspect and Cave Bear Productions.