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

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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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