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Parade’s End: Episode 1 (S1EP1 BBC2 24 Aug 2012, Miranda Richardson)



Episode 1: In the dying days of the Edwardian Empire, Christopher Tietjens enters into a destructive marriage with the beautiful but cruel socialite Sylvia. Ignoring her overt flirtation with other men, Christopher resolves to remain faithful to her, even when he encounters fearless young suffragette Valentine.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (Christopher Tietjens), Rebecca Hall (Sylvia Tietjens), Miranda Richardson (Mrs. Wannop), Adelaide Clemens (Valentine Wannop), Janet McTeer (Mrs. Satterthwaite), Stephen Graham (Vincent MacMaster), Roger Allam (General Campion), Rupert Everett (Mark Tietjens), Sasha Waddell (Glorvina), Tom Mison (Potty Perowne),

Writer: Tom Stoppard / Novel: Ford Maddox Ford / Director: Susanna White

Airdate: 24 Aug 2012 on BBC2

Series: Parade’s End Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: The story of a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change.