Update (21 Feb 2012): I couldn't resist reposting this photo from radiotimes.com. No additional info on airing dates, etc.
A few pictures from filming can be found here and here.
Original Post (21 Sep 2011)
I felt happy while downloading the BBC podcasts of Life and Fate (more on this in *intended* upcoming posts) but this notice makes me giddy. Well, at least what I imagine giddy feels like after plowing through too much stress.
Tom Stoppard at the BBC's site:
The BBC came to me with the idea of adapting Ford's novel for TV two years ago. I had never read it and I fell in love with it. Parade's End has been my main pre-occupation since then. The title covers a quartet of books set among the upper class in Edwardian England, mostly from 1911 to the end of the Great War. I spent about 18 months on the dramatisation of the novel into five 60-minute episodes, working with the BBC producer Piers Wenger and with Damien Timmer of Mammoth, the independent production company. I confess I feel a bit proud of it, and now that Susanna White [as director] has come on board to direct Parade's End I'm thoroughly excited about it."More on the cast can be found at IMDb.com as more people join the project. Many thanks to Debra Murphy at Catholic Fiction for posting this information. I'm excited to see how this adaptation works.
Of course, I would have loved to have seen Judi Dench as Valentine Wannop. But this will do nicely...
Update (10 October 2011): see the comment from not Bridget for a link to an interview with screenwriter Tom Stoppard and producer David Parfitt.