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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 Caroline Holdaway: Princess Mygkaya Victoria Carling: Annusshka Douglas Henshall: Constantine Levin Kazimiera Utrata: Agatha Deborah Findlay: Countess Lydia Ivanova Helen McCrory: Anna Karenina Piotr Nowak: Prokhor Jackson Leach: Sergey Karenin Malcolm Sinclair: Prince Shcherbatsky Stephen Dillane: Alexis Karenin Wladyslaw Baranski: Titus Sara Kestelman: Countess Vronskaya Abigail Cruttenden: Princess Elizabeth Tverskaya Rachel Power: Mary Nikolavna Marlene Sidaway: Anna's Midwife Mark Strong: Prince Stpehen Oblonsky Sylwia Nowiciczewska-Elis: Peasant Girl Amanda Root: Princess Darya Oblonskaya Paul Rhys: Nicholas Levin Tom Ward: Yashvin Paloma Baeza: Princess Kitty Shcherbatskaya David Dixon: Lawyer Jacek Jezierzanski: Station Master Zofia Saretok: Gypsy Kevin McKidd: Count Alexis Vronsky Anna Farnsworth: Countess Nordston David Quilter: Nikitin Gillian Barge: Princess Shcherbatskaya

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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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