A British aristocrat becomes caught up in an era of social upheaval and the onset of World War I in this compelling five-part HBO miniseries. Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this epic drama tells the story of honorable Englishman Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch) at a time in which Edwardian England began to give way to the chaos and destruction of WWI. As Christopher puts principles first by marrying a manipulative socialite (Rebecca Hall) who gives birth to a child that may not be his, he finds himself drawn to a young suffragette. But tethered tightly to his aristocratic past, Christopher refuses to give in to their mutual passion or end his unhappy marriage...even as war and the advent of feminism reach his homeland. Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens, Anne-Marie Duff, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham, Janet McTeer and Miranda Richardson co-star. Directed by Susanna White; written by Tom Stoppard, based on the novels by Ford Madox Ford.