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Masterpiece Episode: "Doctor Zhivago"

Season 33, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: “Doctor Zhivago” concludes with Yury (Hans Matheson) and Lara (Keira Knightley) consummating their longing for each other as the Soviet revolution plays out around them. Unlike Omar Sharif and Julie Christie in David Lean's 1965 adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel, Matheson and Knightley spend plenty of time in bed together, and while the sex is filmed decorously, it's steamy nonetheless. Meanwhile, the Communists are making life dangerous for both Yury and Lara. Komarovsky: Sam Neill.
Original Air Date: Nov 9, 2003
Guest Cast Alexandra Maria Lara: Tonya Hans Matheson: Yury Zhivago Jan Unger: Voronyuk Phil Lenkowsky: Villager Anna Rust: Katya Pavel Kaiz: Patyk Stuart Penn: Mutilated Man Anne-Marie Duff: Olya Demina Jan Travnicek: Little Sasha Bill Paterson: Alexander Gromeko Keira Knightley: Lara Antipova Sam Neill: Victor Komarovsky Rudolf Pellar: Mikulytsin Daniele Liotti: Misha Gordon Sam MacLintock: Little Yury Rick Warden: Liberius Vojtech Rohlicek: Vassya Kris Marshall: Strelnikov

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