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

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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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