Parade's End (2012)
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Episode #1.3 

Despite receiving a white feather for cowardice Vincent becomes a very influential author and marries Edith after Duchemin kills himself. They are the subject of gossip and scandal which ... See full summary »


Susanna White


Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Ford Madox Ford (based on the novels by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Christopher Tietjens
Rebecca Hall ... Sylvia Tietjens
Adelaide Clemens ... Valentine Wannop
Dominic Coleman ... Penn - Food Emporium Manager
Rupert Everett ... Mark Tietjens
Stephen Graham ... Vincent Macmaster
Miranda Richardson ... Mrs. Wannop
Anne-Marie Duff ... Edith Duchemin
Rufus Sewell ... Reverend Duchemin
Janet McTeer ... Mrs. Satterthwaite
Jamie Parker Jamie Parker ... Brownlie
Ned Dennehy ... Father Consett
Roger Allam ... General Campion
Clare Higgins ... Lady Claudine
Sasha Waddell Sasha Waddell ... Glorvina


Despite receiving a white feather for cowardice Vincent becomes a very influential author and marries Edith after Duchemin kills himself. They are the subject of gossip and scandal which also, erroneously, involves Christopher, who is wounded and shell-shocked in a French hospital. Sylvia entertains yet another admirer, her husband's banker Brownlie but defends Christopher against his malicious gossip. Christopher returns home but Sylvia's erstwhile German sympathies and past indiscretions, plus the effect of Brownlie's invidious actions as he refuses to accept Christopher's cheques, does not make them the most popular of society couples. Nevertheless they attend a soirée at the MacMasters, where Christopher re-encounters Valentine, now working as a teacher. Aware that he is also supposed to have taken Valentine as a mistress Christopher decides that he may as well put it to the test and visits her but they are thwarted when Edward, her brother, returns home on leave from the Navy. As... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Drama | Romance | War


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Release Date:

27 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Final acting role of Alan Howard. See more »


Sylvia Tietjens: Oh, Christopher! If you had once in our lives said to me "You whore!" "You bitch!" or about the child or Perowne, you might have done something to bring us together. And I dare say, if you're shot... Christ... between the saddle and the ground, you'll say you never did a dishonourable action. In the name of the Almighty, how can any woman live beside you?
Christopher Tietjens: But I never disapproved of your actions.
Sylvia Tietjens: I'm done for you. I'm not going to listen to you.
Christopher Tietjens: You were let down at the beginning by a brute. So ...
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Parade's End Main Title
Written by Dirk Brosse
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25 April 2019 | by dougmacdonaldburrSee all my reviews

I really did not like it. It is made well enough. Good visuals, costumes and soundtrack etc. The acting is even pretty good. I just did not like the characters or story. The wife is especially awful, but, I don't even like the husband (Cumberbatch) either. She does all kinds of horrible things but somehow finds a way to blame him for everything. He is boring and never stands up to her at all. The story is all over the place. It is often forced and does not flow well. They also crowbar in some feminist virtue signalling. Honestly, you would have a lot more fun watching the 4th Season of Blackadder instead.

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