Video: Watch Episode One of Birdsong

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks is now a major series on Masterpiece on PBS! An international bestseller, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man’s Land, Sebastian Faulks creates a tragic and sensuous world of fiction.

The adaptation of Birdsong stars Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl) as Stephen Wraysford and Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter movies) as Isabelle Azaire. Episode One of the two-part series aired on Masterpiece on April 22nd; click to stream the full episode on or check your local listings for reruns. Once you’ve watched the episode, let us know what you thought of it in the comments!

Episode Two of the series will air on April 29th—watch below for a sneak preview.