BBC films major TV series in Nieuwpoort

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The series is based on Ford Madox Ford‘s masterpiece, Parade’s End, a quartet of books about the desperation of the aristocracy at the time of the Great War and involves a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

The books have been adapted into a five part TV series by the highly acclaimed British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and is being directed by Bafta-winning Susanna White.

The BBC has decided to shoot the series in the old-time art-nouveau ambience of the Villa Hurlebise in the seaside resort of Nieuwpoort rather than build a costly studio set.  The programme’s Oscar winning producer David Parfitt was impressed by the period detail of the old Art Nouveau house and its architectural features.

The series is based on Ford Madox Ford’s masterpiece, Parade’s End, a quarter of books about the desperation of the aristocracy at the time of the Great War znf a love triangle between conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

The books have been adapted into a five part TV series by the highly acclaimed British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and is being directed by Bafta-winning Susanna White.

The BBC has decided to shoot the series in the old-time art-nouveau ambience of the Villa Hurlebise in the seaside resort of Nieuwpoort rather than build a costly studio set.  The programme’s Oscar winning producer David Parfitt was impressed by the period detail of the old Art Nouveau house and its architectural features.


The series is costing 12 million euros to make and will be broadcast across the globe next year. VRT, Belgium’s Dutch language TV, is a partner in the production which will use many local actors and extras.