Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

In the dying days of the Edwardian Empire, Christopher Tietjens enters into a destructive marriage with the beautiful but cruel socialite Sylvia.

Ignoring her overt flirtation with other men, Christopher resolves to remain faithful to her, even when he encounters fearless young suffragette Valentine.

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Christopher Tietjens
Benedict Cumberbatch
Sylvia Tietjens
Rebecca Hall
General Campion
Roger Allam
Bertram
Jonathan Coy
Father Consett
Ned Dennehy
Edith Duchemin
Anne-Marie Duff
Macmaster
Stephen Graham
Lady Claudine
Clare Higgins
Sir Reginald
Denis Lawson
Marchant
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Waterhouse
Tim McMullan
Mrs. Satterthwaite
Janet McTeer
Potty Perowne
Tom Mison
Mrs Wannop
Miranda Richardson
Hullo Central (Evie)
Lucinda Raikes
Mother
Christine Cox
Writer
Tom Stoppard

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