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

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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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