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Parade's End Starts Tonight, Friday 24 August, BBC2 9pm
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
parades's end friday
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Cut and pasted from the Radio Times:

Adapted from Ford Maddox Ford's series of novels by playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, Parade's End is a love triangle set against the backdrop of the First World War. Honourable aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Cumberbatch), his wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) and young suffragette Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens).

See the trailer here:

This five-part adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s quartet of novels opens in the years before the First World War and sets the agonies of its upper-class characters against a social order that’s about to collapse.

Principled civil servant Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch) is “the cleverest man in London”, married to flighty socialite Sylvia (Rebecca Hall). As their marriage unravels, we hear the rumble of the coming war.

Episode 1
In the second decade of the 20th century, morally upright aristocrat Christopher enters into a turbulent marriage with Sylvia, a quick-witted but manipulative socialite. Despite their difficulties, he resolves to remain faithful to her - but his world is shaken when he meets forthright suffragette Valentine. Tom Stoppard's drama, based on Ford Madox Ford's quartet of novels, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens.

Full details here:

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Hurrah for this. And thank goodness for it, because I fear that we are going to lose him to the US for a goodly while... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/benedict-cumberbatch-sherlock-meryl-streep-julia-roberts-365235

I don't blame him in the slightest. It's good for his international career and raises his profile still further for future film roles. I think that he finds the fan situation here at home a little too intense. But it's a pity for us that there's little likelihood of him being on the stage in London for a decent run of anything again for the foreseeable. :-/

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