Well. Downton Abbey it is not. It's far too baffling for a start. And overacted. But, as a result, everyone's talking about it (tune into Twitter tonight #paradesend)... Tonight, while Sylvia and Christopher are publicly reunited, their private relationship remains turbulent. In the run up to war Christopher finds himself torn between his marriage vows and his feelings for Valentine. Widely acknowledged as one of the literary masterworks of the 20th Century, ï»¿Ford Madox Ford's quartet of novels Parade's End is (weirdly) adapted by playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard. Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall star.