Alan Yentob profiles author Ford Madox Ford and explores some of his most notable works, including The Good Soldier and the four-volume novel Parade's End, which has been adapted for television by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard. The presenter examines how Ford's experiences on the front line during the First World War informed his work, looks into his personal and political beliefs and reveals his links to some of Britain's most notable writers, including Joseph Conrad, DH Lawrence and Ezra Pound.