Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Parade’s End not a patch on Downton

During the last few weeks, the media have striven to assure us that Parade's End would surpass its ‘soap-driven’ rival, Downton Abbey. As a graduate in English literature, I was happy to be coaxed into the belief that I would enjoy a literary and cinematic feast. How wrong I was.

Last Friday, I watched the second episode with growing confusion. Who are these characters? What are they doing? And why?

The hero, Christopher, spent most of the episode on the verge of weeping and at the end I felt like joining him. Bring on Downton and the blessed Maggie, I say.

ROBERT MUNDELL

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