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

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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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