Parade's End miniseries by Ford Madox Ford

Tom Stoppard, who wrote the screenplays for Vatel, Enigma and Shakespeare in Love, will be adapting adapting a Ford Madox Ford novel for a 5-part miniseries for the BBC.


Parade's End is set between the end of the Edwardian era and the end of the First World War and focuses on a love triangle between an aristocrat, his wife, and a young suffragette.Stoppard, who is returning to television for the first time in 20 years, explained that he was drawn to the project once he read the novel.

"The BBC came to me with the idea of adapting Ford's novel for TV two years ago," he said. "I had never read it and I fell in love with it. Parade's End has been my main pre-occupation since then.

"I confess I feel a bit proud of it, and now that Susanna White has come on board to direct Parade's End I'm thoroughly excited about it."

Meanwhile, the BBC's controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson said: "Tom Stoppard is without a doubt one of the world's finest writers and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the BBC with his extraordinary and witty take on a complex novel."

Parade's End, which will be a five-part series, is expected to air on BBC Two next year."

~ From Digital Spy
Update: Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall have been cast


Stoppard also co-wrote screenplay for The Night Witch, currently in production about a "WWII, Russian pilot Lidya Litvak who fought against all odds to become the highest-ranking female ace in history. Fighting for her right to fly and risk her life to defend Russia against Nazi invasion."

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