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In the shadow of tragedy, Natasha struggles to see a way forward. As the war rages on between the Russians and the French, will our Russian heroes ever find peace again?
Pierre and Andrei fight on the front line of Russia's greatest struggle against Napoleon. As Moscow comes under threat from the French army, the Rostovs realise they must flee the city.
Natasha is frustrated that her wedding to Andrei may be delayed further. She tries to make a good impression on her new family, but instead finds herself facing a new temptation in Moscow.
Andrei shuts himself away. Natasha is excited at the prospect of her first grand ball, but worries that no-one will invite her to dance. Pierre tries to build bridges with Helene.
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- Premiered: September 28, 1972
- Rating: None
- Premise: A meticulous BBC adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece. There are impressive battle panoramas, but the focus is more on characters and subplots that capture the epic scope of the novel: a tableau of Russian society during the turbulent years of the Napol… (more)