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From the reliable comforts of Edwardian England to the chaos and destruction of the First World War, the early 20th century was a defining era in history, a time of unprecedented change, when old certainties were being torn down. The long golden afternoons of the pre-war years would be shattered by the most destructive war the world had ever known, and countless lives would be changed forever.

Set against this backdrop of impending catastrophe is the story of English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens, trapped in a marriage to an unfaithful wife, and caught between his commitment to the values of Toryism and his unspoken love for a fearless young suffragette.
Spanning the glittering, shallow world of London high society, the trench-scarred battlefields of France, and the breathtaking English countryside, the sweeping HBO Miniseries presentation PARADES END debuts TUESDAY, FEB. 26 (9:00-11:05 p.m. ET/PT), WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 (9:00-11:05 p.m.) and THURSDAY, FEB. 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), exclusively on HBO.

Adapted from Ford Madox Fords groundbreaking novels by Sir Tom Stoppard (Oscar®-winner for Shakespeare in Love), the five-part drama was directed by Susanna White (HBOs Emmy®-winning Generation Kill).

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, War Horse), Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby) star in PARADES END, a Mammoth Screen production for the BBC in association with HBO Miniseries and Trademark Films and BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point; co-produced with BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund and Anchorage Entertainment; filmed with the support of the Belgian federal governments Tax Shelter Scheme. The executive producers are Michele Buck and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen, Ben Donald for BBC Worldwide, Simon Vaughan for Lookout Point TV, Judith Louis for ARTE France and Tom Stoppard. David Parfitt and Selwyn Roberts produce.

PARADES END also stars Roger Allam (The Queen), Anne-Marie Duff (The Virgin Queen), Rupert Everett (The Importance of Being Earnest), Stephen Graham (HBOs Boardwalk Empire), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) and Miranda Richardson (The Lost Prince).

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