In the final episode of this very verbose drama, Christopher is sent to the Front with McKechnie and Perowne. While Valentine waits for news of Christopher, Sylvia - now ensconced (see what I mean?) at Groby - makes one final, desperate play for him and his love. Parade's End was adapted by internationally acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard from a quartet of novels by Ford Madox Ford, widely acknowledged to be one of the literary masterworks of the 20th century. It is directed by multi award-winning filmmaker Susanna White, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall.