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

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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