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Aristocrats Christopher and Sylvia Tietjens are unhappily married. Despite their troubles he is determined to stay faithful, until he meets suffragette Valentine Wannop.

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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Last on

Sat 25 Aug 2012 23:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Christopher Tietjens Benedict Cumberbatch
Sylvia Tietjens Rebecca Hall
General Campion Roger Allam
Valentine Wannop Adelaide Clemens
Bertram Jonathan Coy
Father Consett Ned Dennehy
Edith Duchemin Anne-Marie Duff
Mark Tietjens Rupert Everett
Macmaster Stephen Graham
Lady Claudine Clare Higgins
Tietjens Senior Alan Howard
Gerald Drake Jack Huston
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
Reverend Duchemin Rufus Sewell
Sandbach Malcolm Sinclair
Bobbie Pelham Anna Skellern
Glorvina Sasha Waddell
Porter Jordan Long
Michael (4 yrs old) Misha Handley
Bridget Tessa Parr
Johnny Pelham Garrett Moore
Lord Beichen Leslie de Gruyter
Effie Candida Benson
Mother Christine Cox
Capitaine Thurston Pierre Van Heddegem
Gertie Naomi Cooper-Davis
Policeman Howard Ward
Reverend Horsley Michael Mears
Miss Fox Sheila Collings
Parry Lee Whitlock
Producer David Parfitt
Producer Selwyn Roberts
Director Susanna White
Writer Tom Stoppard
Author Ford Madox Ford

Broadcasts

  • Fri 24 Aug 2012 21:00
  • Sat 25 Aug 2012 00:30
  • Sat 25 Aug 2012 23:15