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Parade's end

Author: Tom StoppardMichele BuckDamien TimmerDavid ParfittSelwyn RobertsAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Home Box Office, Inc., Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013] [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this five-hour 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 principles first by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television melodramas
Television mini-series
Television adaptations
Historical television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction television programs
Foreign television programs
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Stoppard; Michele Buck; Damien Timmer; David Parfitt; Selwyn Roberts; Susanna White; Ben Donald; Simon Vaughan; Judith Louis; Benedict Cumberbatch; Rebecca Hall; Roger Allam; Adelaide Clemens; Ned Dennehy; Anne-Marie Duff; Rupert Everett; Stephen Graham; Clare Higgins; Alan Howard; Jack Huston; Denis Lawson; Sylvestra Le Touzel; Janet McTeer; Tom Mison; Miranda Richardson; Rufus Sewell; Malcolm Sinclair; Anna Skellern; Sasha Waddell; Sheena Napier; Dirk Brossé; Martin Childs; Jason Krasucki; Krsitina Hetherington; Tim Murrell; Mike Eley; Elvis Mitchell; Ford Madox Ford; HBO miniseries (Firm),; British Broadcasting Corporation,; Mammoth Screen (Firm),; Trademark Films,; BBC Worldwide Ltd.,; Lookout Point (Firm),; Home Box Office (Firm),; Warner Home Video (Firm),; BBC Two (Television station : London, England),; HBO Home Entertainment (Firm),
OCLC Number: 855019066
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novels by Ford Madox Ford.
Originally broadcast on television in Great Britain on BBC Two in 2012. Originally broadcast on television in the United States on HBO in 2013.
"HBO Home Entertainment"--Container.
Bonus feature: Tom Stoppard interview on KCRW's The treatment with Elvis Mitchell.
Credits: Costume designer, Sheena Napier ; composer, Dirk Brossé ; production designer, Martin Childs ; film editors, Jason Krasucki, Kristina Hetherington, Tim Murrell ; director of photography, Mike Eley ; *art direction by Nick Dent, Merijn Sep, Huw Arthur, James Wakefield ; set decoration by Barbara Herman-Skelding.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens, Ned Dennehy, Anne-Marie Duff, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham, Clare Higgins, Alan Howard, Jack Huston, Denis Lawson, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Tim McMullan, Janet McTeer, Tom Mison, Miranda Richardson, Rufus Sewell, Malcolm Sinclair, Anna Skellern, Sasha Waddell.
Target Audience: TV rating: TV-MA.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 300 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 (Spanish).
Contents: Disc one. Part one ; Part two ; Part three --
Disc two. Part four ; Part five.
Other Titles: Parade's end (Television program)
Responsibility: HBO Miniseries presents in association with the BBC ; a Mammoth Screen production ; written by Tom Stoppard ; executive producers, Michele Buck, Damien Timmer ; produced by David Parfitt and Selwyn Roberts ; directed by Susanna White ; executive producers, Ben Donald, Simon Vaughan, Judith Louis and Tom Stoppard ; in association with Trademark Films and BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.

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Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this five-hour 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 principles 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.

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