Parade’s End – Episode 5 Reviews

The Telegraph – Serene Davies – 21 September 2012

A thoughtful adaptation of an important book that was immaculately acted and directed with great visual flair by Susanna White. Its unpredictability, its love of irony and British eccentricity, and its sheer originality shall be much missed.

The Guardian – Sam Wollaston – 22 September 2012

Wow, that was good, wasn’t it? Serious thoughtful drama for grown-ups – beautifully written, beautifully directed, beautifully performed by Benedict Cumberbatch and (especially)Rebecca Hall.

Den of Geek – Louisa Mellor – 21 September 2012

Now, not only will there be no more parades, there will be no more Parade’s End. More’s the pity, because it’s hard to remember when we last enjoyed a drama with such wit, intelligence, and utter poise.

The Arts Desk – Emma Dibdin – 22 September 2012

Cumberbatch’s performance has been faultless and often achingly moving, a painful juxtaposition of emotional stiffness and deep, crippling vulnerability.