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

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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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