Parade’s End is a new drama set in the years leading up to, and including, the First World War. Comparisons with Downton Abbey are being made but all you really need to know is that the BBC/HBO series, based on the novels of Ford Madox Ford, is much better and writer Tom Stoppard has laced his script with very entertaining spanking references!
In episode 2 Valentine Wannop, a campaigner for women’s rights played by Kirsten Dunst lookalike Adelaide Clemens, is threatened by Sandbach (Malcom Sinclair) a traditionalist Member of Parliament. My clip includes a second amusing little scene.
In the first episode, we also had a woman saying suffragettes should be whipped and a man saying they should be spanked. And there are still two more episodes to come. Can Valentine’s posterior survive unscathed?
Update: In episode 3 Adelaide Clemens showed her bare bottom in an awesome nude scene which I’ve posted here