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War and Peace Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

6 Episodes 2016 - 2016

Episode 2

Episode 1

Sun, Jan 3, 2016 60 mins

Napoleon Bonaparte's French army has invaded Austria, drawing Russia into the war against him. Everyone in aristocratic Russian society is rattled - except hot-headed Pierre Bezukhov, who admires the French emperor's politics. Pierre's dearest friend Prince Andrei Bolkonsky is excited for war with Napoleon. For him it offers a chance to find purpose in life by fighting on the front line.

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Episode 3

Episode 2

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 60 mins

The Russian army is safe after a marginal success at Schongrabern. Andrei and Nikolai are both excited to tell stories of their involvement, until the sobering realisation strikes that a far more terrible battle awaits them. The tsar himself, confident of victory, comes to Austria to command the troops. But Andrei's wise old commander General Kutuzov is concerned that Napoleon is setting a trap.

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Episode 6

Episode 3

Sun, Jan 17, 2016 60 mins

Pierre fights a duel with Dolokhov. Astonished at the outcome, he tries to change his life for the better. Helene takes advantage of his absence to re-enter society and considers an exciting new relationship. Andrei, meanwhile, is depressed and full of remorse. On his father's advice, he builds a house in the country where he shuts himself away - until an unexpected encounter offers him a second chance at life.

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Episode 8

Episode 4

Sun, Jan 24, 2016 60 mins

Andrei is in love, but his father is set against him marrying Natasha and insists on a long engagement to keep them apart. Natasha is overjoyed when Andrei proposes, but shocked by his decision to delay the wedding and travel abroad for a year. She distracts herself by spending time on the Rostovs country estate, hunting and getting a taste of Moscow peasant life.

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Episode 9

Episode 5

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 60 mins

Napoleon outrages the Russian emperor by crossing the border and marching his army towards Moscow. In his path stands Prince Bolkonsky's country estate - but the old prince isn't prepared to let the French through without a fight. Marya is shocked to be placed in terrible danger. Nikolai, meanwhile, is stationed far away from the action, but he gets a chance at glory when he crosses paths with a stranger in distress.

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Episode 10

Episode 6

Sun, Feb 7, 2016 60 mins

Chaos takes hold as Napoleon marches into Moscow and the Rostovs rush to leave the city. As they hurry away, Natasha is astonished to learn the identity of one of her travelling companions and finds she at last has a chance to make amends. Sonya, meanwhile, comes under pressure from the countess to make a great sacrifice for her family.

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