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Masterpiece Episode: "Anna Karenina"

Season 30, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd star as Russian literature's most celebrated adulterers in a two-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's timeless 1877 novel “Anna Karenina.” McKidd plays the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky, who falls passionately in love with Anna (McCrory), but her formidable diplomat husband Karenin (Stephen Dillane) stands in their way. Meanwhile, Kitty (Paloma Baeza), the young woman Vronsky jilts when he falls for Anna, has another admirer in Constantine Levin (Douglas Henshall).
Original Air Date: Feb 18, 2001
Guest Cast Douglas Henshall: Constantine Levin Malcolm Sinclair: Prince Shcherbatsky Paloma Baeza: Princess Kitty Shcherbatskaya Stephen Dillane: Alexis Karenin David Dixon: Lawyer Wladyslaw Baranski: Titus Victoria Carling: Annusshka Helen McCrory: Anna Karenina Piotr Nowak: Prokhor Gillian Barge: Princess Shcherbatskaya Tom Ward: Yashvin Kevin McKidd: Count Alexis Vronsky Caroline Holdaway: Princess Mygkaya David Quilter: Nikitin Abigail Cruttenden: Princess Elizabeth Tverskaya Sylwia Nowiciczewska-Elis: Peasant Girl Amanda Root: Princess Darya Oblonskaya Paul Rhys: Nicholas Levin Kazimiera Utrata: Agatha Jackson Leach: Sergey Karenin Jacek Jezierzanski: Station Master Zofia Saretok: Gypsy Rachel Power: Mary Nikolavna Mark Strong: Prince Stpehen Oblonsky Anna Farnsworth: Countess Nordston Sara Kestelman: Countess Vronskaya Marlene Sidaway: Anna's Midwife Deborah Findlay: Countess Lydia Ivanova

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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