HBO's Sweeping Five-Part Miniseries Parade's End Premieres February 26, 27 and
28, Exclusively on HBO Canada
-- Adapted from Ford Madox Ford's groundbreaking novels
-- Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide
TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network
(Eastern Canada) goes inside the glittering, shallow world of high society in
early 20(th) century London with Parade's End, the expansive five-part, period
miniseries from HBO. Part 1 and 2 premiere on Tuesday, February 26 at 9 p.m.
and 10 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S., followed on Wednesday,
February 27 with Part 3 and 4 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/MT, and the miniseries
concludes with Part 5 on Thursday, February 28 at 9 p.m.ET/MT.
Set against the backdrop of Edwardian England, and capturing the devastation
of war and the end of Edwardian ideals, Parade's End tells the story of
Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, War Horse), an English
aristocrat trapped in a marriage to Sylvia (Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina
Barcelona, The Town), his unfaithful and callous wife who has given birth to a
child that may not be his. Christopher becomes entranced by Valentine Wannop
(Adelaide Clemens, The Great Gatsby), a fearless young woman who unexpectedly
turns his world upside down. As war breaks out across Europe, Christopher,
compelled by an outmoded code of conduct, feels obligated to remain loyal to
his wife as he leaves a heartbroken Valentine to fight in France where he
struggles to adapt to his new life as an army officer.
When Christopher returns to England briefly, suffering from shell shock, he is
alarmed to discover himself the target of vicious rumors. Rejected by his
father and brother, alienated from Sylvia, with only Valentine to support him,
he attempts to hold on to sanity and meaning as the old world order collapses
amidst tremendous upheaval.
Adapted from Ford Madox Ford's groundbreaking novels by Sir Tom Stoppard
(Oscar(®)-winner for Shakespeare in Love), the drama was directed by Susanna
White (HBO's Emmy(®)-winning Generation Kill). Parade's End also stars Roger
Allam (The Queen), Anne-Marie Duff (The Virgin Queen), Rupert Everett (The
Importance of Being Earnest), Stephen Graham (HBO's Boardwalk Empire), Janet
McTeer (Albert Nobbs) and Miranda Richardson (The Lost Prince).
Parade's End is a Mammoth Screen production for the BBC in association with
HBO Miniseries and Trademark Films and BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point. The
miniseries is co-produced with BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund and Anchorage
Entertainment and filmed with the support of the Belgian federal government's
Tax Shelter Scheme. The executive producers are Michele Buck and Damien Timmer
for Mammoth Screen, Ben Donald for BBC Worldwide, Simon Vaughan for Lookout
Point TV, Judith Louis for ARTE France and Tom Stoppard. David Parfitt and
Selwyn Roberts are producers.
InEastern Canada, all programming is available in High Definition and on
demand, and on HBO Canada OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers Anyplace TV and
Videotron's Illico Web. In Western Canada, programming will be available in
High Definition on HBO Canada HD, andon demand and online with HBO Canada On
Demand with participating service providers.
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HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network
(Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for
which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming
including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes
content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and
commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO
Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand and online where available
by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX:
ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several
of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home
advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To
learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based
media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty
television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television
broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation
software. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site,
please visit http://press.astral.com or
Media contacts: The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) Nicolle Balen (416)
Movie Central (Western Canada) Owen McCorquodale (416) 479-6068
SOURCE: Movie Central
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