Decline And Fall. Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Decline And Fall

BBC One comedy drama adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1928 novel. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria, David Suchet, Douglas Hodge and others.

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Decline And Fall. Image shows from L to R: Philbrick (Stephen Graham), Predergast (Vincent Franklin), Margot Beste-Chetwynde (Eva Longoria), Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall), Peter Beste-Chetwynde (Oscar Kennedy), Dr Fagan (David Suchet), Captain Grimes (Douglas Hodge). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC.

Adapted for the first time on TV from Evelyn Waugh's classic satire, Decline And Fall stars renowned comedian Jack Whitehall, Hollywood favourite Eva Longoria and one of Britain's greatest stage and screen actors David Suchet.

This rambunctious BBC series is set for its DVD debut, courtesy of Acorn Media International, on Monday 17th April.

Set for a quiet life of contemplation as a priest, Paul Pennyfeather (Whitehall), is shocked when he is unceremoniously expelled from Oxford University through no fault of his own. Without a private fortune to fall back on, Paul is forced to take up a teaching position at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales. But it soon becomes apparent that Paul is not a natural disciplinarian and he finds scant comfort in drinking - to excess - with the other teachers. When Paul meets Margot Beste-Chetwynde (Longoria), a wealthy widow and mother of one of his pupils, things start to look up. Could his fortunes finally be changing?

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This competition is open to UK residents only. One entry per household. The competition closes 23:59, 12th May 2017. The winners will be contacted by email and will have 3 days to respond and accept the prize. Failure to accept the prize in the allocated time will result in a new winner being selected.