Parade's End

On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Running Time: 
270 Minutes

BBC Home Entertainment presents the original 1964 mini-series starring Judi Dench newly restored from the original film masters! This 1964 film adaptation of the classic novel by Ford Madox Ford shows a young Judi Dench (Skyfall J. Edgar) in one of her earliest screen roles. Considered by many as one of the pre-eminent literary works of the 20th-century Parade's End follows Christopher Tietjens (Ronald Hines Elizabeth R) a wealthy member of Edwardian England's upper class as the country is drawn into World War One. Tietjens is at the center of a love triangle between his wife Sylvia (Jeanne Moody) a treacherous socialite who is trying to destroy him and his suffragette mistress Valentine (Dench). The warfare Tietjens encounters as an officer in Europe is but a backdrop to a personal battle of conflicting loyalties hidden passions and the rigid social expectations of his day.