James Wood’s (Rev) dazzling three part adaptation for BBC One follows the adventures of Paul Pennyfeather a luckless young man whose life is turned upside down when he falls victim to the drunken antics of the Bollinger Club and is unfairly sent down from Scone College, Oxford University, wherein the luckless Paul is by turn a celebrity bridegroom, a wanted fugitive, a whisky- sodden teacher and an international white slave-trader, but always – indubitably – a victim of comic misfortune.
Directed by Guillem Morales (Inside No.9) and starring Jack Whitehall (Bad Education, Fresh Meat), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot), Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager), Stephen Graham (The Secret Agent), Vincent Franklin (The Thick Of It) and Gemma Whelan (The Moorside). Produced by Will Gould for Tiger Aspect Drama (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders) and Ben Cavey for Cave Bear Productions (The Bad Education Movie, Together), and the production marks 50 years since Waugh’s death.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the show's Producer Matthew Bird and cast member Vincent Franklin.
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