The BEST episodes of Parade's End

Every episode of Parade's End ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Parade's End!

Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

Last Updated: 1/4/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Episode 5
107 votes

#1 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/21/2012

Christopher is sent to the Front with McKechnie and Perowne. While Valentine waits for news of Christopher, Sylvia - now ensconced at Groby - makes one final, desperate play for him.

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Episode 3
109 votes

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/7/2012

Vicious rumours about Christopher abound, leading to tragedy at Groby. Sylvia finds a new admirer who proves a distraction as the war continues, and Valentine moves to London. Meanwhile, Edith and MacMaster plan a new life together.

Directors: Susanna White
Writer: Tom Stoppard
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Episode 4
133 votes

#3 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/14/2012

In Rouen, an exhausted Christopher prepares soldiers for the draft. Back in London, Sylvia decides to visit her husband in France, oblivious to the consequences this will have for him.

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Episode 1
182 votes

#4 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/24/2012

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.

Directors: Susanna White
Writer: Tom Stoppard
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Episode 2
123 votes

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/31/2012

While Sylvia and Christopher are reunited publicly, their relationship remains turbulent in private. In the run up to war Christopher finds himself torn between his marriage vows and his feelings for Valentine.

Directors: Susanna White
Writer: Tom Stoppard
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