War And Peace

The Complete Series

The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy’s epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as the soul-searching Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA).

Cat. No: 132589
Barcode: 5019322325895
Run Time: 890 mins
Discs: 5
Cert: PG
Format: DVD
Release Date: 2nd May 2005

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Morag Hood is the impulsive and beautiful Natasha Rostova; Alan Dobie is the dour but heroic Andrei Bolkonsky; and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for Pierre and the Rostov and Bolkonsky families.

This twenty-part serial was the vision of its producer David Conroy (Portrait of a Lady, Cold Comfort Farm) whose principal aim was to transfer the rich characterisation and incident from Tolstoy’s greatest novel to fifteen hours of television drama. Scripted by Jack Pulman (I Claudius) and directed by John Davies (Germinal), Conroy’s WAR AND PEACE boasts superb acting, award-winning design (1972 Best Design BAFTA) and breathtaking battle sequences which were filmed in former Yugoslavia.

Episode List:

1: Name-Day
2: Sounds of War
3: Skirmish at Schöngraben
4: A Letter andTwo Proposals
5: Austerlitz
6: Reunions
7: New Beginnings
8: A Beautiful Tale
9: Leave of Absence
10: Madness
11: Men of Destiny
12: Fortunes of War
13: Borodino
14: Escape
15: Moscow!
16: Two Meetings
17: Of Life and Death
18: The Retreat
19: The Road to Life
20: An Epilogue

A feast for the eye and mind” – The Sunday Times