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