A love triangle develops between the old-fashioned Christopher Tietjens, his vindictive wife Sylvia and young suffragette Valentine Wannop, within the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change. As the war drags on, Christopher goes to fight in France, and leaves behind Sylvia
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Eloquent and tragic Sunday afternoon fare, with a handful of excellent actors breathing life into a complex if familiar particularly English tale. I would traditionally be cynical but I devoured this with much feeling. Perhaps the last movement or two became a bit fractured for me, a few too many jumps but nevertheless, quite the cup of tea indeed.