Parade's end [videorecording] / HBO miniseries presents ; in association with the BBC ; a Mammoth Screen production ; in association with Trademark Films and BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point
Blu-rays | Home Box Office | c2013 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Nonfiction (Call number: 791.4572 PAR pt.1-2 TV (BLU-RAY)) plus 1 more
[United States] : Home Box Office, c2013.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version]
2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray; DTS Digital Surround; DTS-HD Master Audio ; requires blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Rebecca Hall, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens, Anne-Marie Duff, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham, Janet McTeer, Miranda Richardson.
Writer, Tom Stoppard ; producers, David Parfitt and Selwyn Roberts ; director, Susanna White.
Originally broadcast on television in Great Britain on BBC Two in 2012. Originally broadcast on television in the United States on HBO in 2013.
Based on the novels of Ford Madox Ford.
TV rating: TV-MA.
Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this five-hour HBO miniseries tells the story of an honorable Englishman coping with his growing disillusion at the end of a privileged era and the beginning of a new, egalitarian society. As the comfortable certainties of Edwardian England begin to give way to the chaos and destruction of WWI, nobleman Christopher Tietjens puts principled first by marrying Sylvia, a pretty, manipulative socialite who gives birth to a child who may not be his. Christopher endures his new wife's whims and overt indiscretions, foreseeing a cold future with Sylvia at his family's palatial estate, Groby Hall. He finds himself inexorably drawn to a young suffragette, Valentine Wannop, but refuses to give in to their mutual passion or end his marriage with Sylvia, who is alternately infuriated and infatuated by her incorruptible husband. The onset of war, combined with the advent of feminism at home, ushers in far-reaching changes for the English status quo, gradually eroding the constraints that have kept Christopher tethered to his aristocratic past.
Special features: Tom Stoppard interview on KCRW's The treatment with Elvis Mitchell.