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Parade's End 

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2012)
Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Christopher Tietjens 5 episodes, 2012
Rebecca Hall ...  Sylvia Tietjens 5 episodes, 2012
Roger Allam ...  General Campion 5 episodes, 2012
Adelaide Clemens ...  Valentine Wannop 5 episodes, 2012
Rupert Everett ...  Mark Tietjens 5 episodes, 2012
Miranda Richardson ...  Mrs. Wannop 5 episodes, 2012
Sasha Waddell Sasha Waddell ...  Glorvina 5 episodes, 2012
Janet McTeer ...  Mrs. Satterthwaite 4 episodes, 2012
Clare Higgins ...  Lady Claudine 4 episodes, 2012
Tom Mison ...  Potty Perowne 4 episodes, 2012
Stephen Graham ...  Vincent Macmaster 4 episodes, 2012
Malcolm Sinclair ...  Sandbach 4 episodes, 2012
Anne-Marie Duff ...  Edith Duchemin 4 episodes, 2012
Ned Dennehy ...  Father Consett 3 episodes, 2012
Anna Skellern ...  Bobbie Pelham 3 episodes, 2012
Lucinda Raikes ...  Hullo Central - Evie 3 episodes, 2012
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Marchant 3 episodes, 2012
Alan Howard ...  Tietjens Senior 3 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Coy ...  Bertram 3 episodes, 2012
Candida Benson Candida Benson ...  Effie 3 episodes, 2012
Jack Huston ...  Gerald Drake 3 episodes, 2012
Rufus Sewell ...  Reverend Duchemin 3 episodes, 2012
Patrick Kennedy ...  McKechnie 3 episodes, 2012
Freddie Fox ...  Edward Wannop 3 episodes, 2012
Elliot Levey ...  Colonel Levin 2 episodes, 2012
Ronald Pickup ...  General Haggard 2 episodes, 2012
Misha Handley Misha Handley ...  Michael - 4 years old 2 episodes, 2012
Leslie de Gruyter ...  Lord Beichen 2 episodes, 2012
Christopher Bowen ...  Reverend - Effie's Husband 2 episodes, 2012
Emma Dewhurst Emma Dewhurst ...  First Teacher 2 episodes, 2012
Lucy Briers Lucy Briers ...  Mrs. Ferguson 2 episodes, 2012
Anna Maguire ...  Latin Teacher 2 episodes, 2012
Tilly Blackwood ...  Second Teacher 2 episodes, 2012
Tim McMullan ...  Stephen Waterhouse 2 episodes, 2012
Jamie Parker Jamie Parker ...  Brownlie 2 episodes, 2012
Rudi Goodman Rudi Goodman ...  Michael - 8 years old 2 episodes, 2012
Denis Lawson ...  Sir Reginald 2 episodes, 2012
Pierre Van Heddegem Pierre Van Heddegem ...  Capitaine Thurston 2 episodes, 2012
Sebastian Armesto ...  Ruggles 2 episodes, 2012
Lyne Renée ...  Marie-Léonie 2 episodes, 2012
Jurgen Delnaet ...  Critic at Macmaster's Flat 2 episodes, 2012
Siobhan Hewlett ...  Michaelangelo Woman 2 episodes, 2012
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Story is set against the backdrop of WWI and follows Christopher Tietjens, a top civil servant from a background of wealth and privilege, whose marriage flounders almost as soon as it begins. He falls in love with another woman, but he remains honorable for some considerable time to Sylvia who has several affairs. On top of this, Chris is dealing with shell shock and partial memory loss that he endures during the war. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Rupert Everett have played Sherlock Holmes- Cumberbatch in Sherlock (2010) and Everett in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004). See more »

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Version of Theatre 625: Parade's End #1: Some Do Not (1964) See more »

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Surprisingly Powerful and Sympathetic Costume Drama
2 August 2014 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Set in the early twentieth century, PARADE'S END revolves round a love-triangle involving Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), his wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) and Tietjens' mistress Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens). With a screenplay ably written by Tom Stoppard, director Susanna White situates this story in the repressive world of bourgeois England, where appearances matter and emotions should be kept hidden at all costs. So long as people "seem" to be respectable, then everyone will be happy. Tietjens tries his best to maintain such (false) standards, but the experience proves too much for him, especially in the later episodes when he goes to fight in France and falls foul of just about everyone. In Hall's performance, Sylvia reminds me of the characters in Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY in the sense that she seems hell-bent on destroying those around her. She refuses to play the social games required of her, and spends much of her time deceiving her husband. Valentine remains faithful throughout despite her mother's (Miranda Richardson's) entreaties, proving beyond doubt that love can conquer all. Martin Childs' production design is a wonder to behold, particularly in the scenes set in the First World War, where he manages to recreate the atmosphere of desperate squalor in the trenches, contrasted with the elaborate formality of life back in Groby Hall, Yorkshire. In the context of the First World War, British bourgeois life in the Hall seems symptomatic of a lost world. In the new world following the conclusion of the War, the characters can no longer rely on old certainties; they have to determine their own lives. Cumberbatch is particularly good at communicating this altered view: through a series of close-ups we watch his features harden as he finally rejects Sylvia and embraces a new life in his deserted London apartment. It might not have the opulence of his past life, but at least he can be himself. The narrative zips along at a brisk pace, offering viewers a lesson in changing values in British history as well as telling a thoroughly compelling tale. Definitely worth repeated viewings.


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