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

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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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