23. in­sPEC­ToR MoRsE 24. BRidEshEad RE­vis­iTEd

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Orig­i­nal: DVD, 3 se­ries. US re­make: DVD, 3 se­ries Per­haps the most loved English de­tec­tive, John Thaw’s Morse is ir­ri­ta­ble yet sen­si­tive, driven by a sense of duty and as com­plex as the cryptic crosswords he loves to solve – it took 31 episodes to dis­cover his first name and he re­mained enig­matic till the end. It’s im­pos­si­ble to imag­ine Brideshead without see­ing An­thony An­drews (above, with Jeremy Irons) as ef­fete Se­bas­tian Flyte, clutch­ing his teddy bear Aloy­sius, one arm around Ox­ford chum Charles Ry­der (Irons), who is se­duced by the seem­ingly glam­orous lives of a fam­ily of wealthy Catholics en­sconced in a pala­tial coun­try man­sion. ITV’s 1981 adap­ta­tion of Eve­lyn Waugh’s tale of yearn­ing for a lost past, filmed at Cas­tle Howard in North York­shire, scooped mul­ti­ple awards and helped pave the way for our love af­fair with Down­ton Abbey. DVD, 1 se­ries

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