Set between the 1920s and 1940s, an officer in the British army waxes nostalgic about his journey through manhood at his old college chum’s estate.
S01:E01 - Et in Arcadia Ego
Army Capt. Charles Ryder (Jeremy Irons) recalls former times at his new billet, Brideshead Castle.
S01:E02 - Home and Abroad
Sebastian summons Charles to Brideshead for a summer.
S01:E03 - The Bleak Light of Day
Charles and Sebastian return to Oxford but feel old and out of place, while Sebastian feels that his mother is constantly watching him through her friends.
S01:E04 - Sebastian Against the World
Visiting Brideshead, Charles finds alienated Sebastian drunk in his room.
S01:E05 - A Blow Upon a Bruise
Charles returns to Brideshead to find Sebastian on a binge.
S01:E06 - Julia
Rex Mottram visits Charles in Paris with news of the Marchmains.
S01:E07 - The Unseen Hook
Julia entrusts Charles to find Sebastian Morocco and bring him back to see his dying mother.
S01:E08 - Brideshead Deserted
Both now married, Charles meets Julia on a trans-Atlantic voyage.
S01:E09 - Orphans of the Storm
Julia tells Charles about the fortunes of the Marchmains since he last spent time with them.
S01:E10 - A Twitch Upon the Thread
Julia and Charles, lovers for two years, consider marriage.
S01:E11 - Brideshead Revisited
Lord Marchmain (Laurence Olivier) returns to Brideshead Castle.