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

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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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