PARADE’S END - THE COMPLETE REVIEW
After five extraordinary episodes, the BBC/HBO miniseries produced by Mammoth Screen and written by Sir Tom Stoppard has screened in its entirety in the UK. Moving from the demise of Edwardian England, through the horror of the First World War, and the hope for a better future, the drama tells of the love triangle between Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), his adulterous wife (Rebecca Hall) and a young suffragette (Adelaide Clemens).
Read on for our full review of the entire series, but please note it does contain mild spoilers.
PARADE’S END, EPISODE THREE – SPOILER FREE REVIEW
Parade’s End subtly shifts gears in Episode Three, with the outbreak of the First World War bringing a dramatic frisson of tragedy that was absent until now. Rumour and scandal threaten to consume Christopher Tietjens, invalided home from the conflict, while his wife Sylvia and Valentine Wannop finally encounter each other.
Please note that while we won’t be discussing plot spoilers in the rest of this review, characterisation, performances and thematic material are discussed in depth, as well as minor references to the previous episode.
The Radio Times have put up a bumper crop of brand new pictures from throughout the five part BBC drama Parade’s End - featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens and Rupert Everett among others.
PARADE’S END, EPISODE ONE – ADVANCE REVIEW
With a first episode that is powerful, moving and unexpectedly funny, coupled with fantastic performances from the trinity of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and newcomer Adelaide Clemens - plus an extraordinary supporting cast - the five part BBC/HBO Mini-Series ‘Parade’s End’ looks to be one of the must-see television dramas of 2012.
Please note that while this review does not contain plot spoilers aside from the initial synopsis, characterisation, performances and thematic material are discussed in depth.