The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); 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. The twenty-part serial was the vision of producer David Conroy whose principle aim was to transfer the rich characterisation and incident from Tolstoy's greatest novel to a television drama. Scripted by Jack Pulman and directed by John Davies, Conroy's War & Peace boasts superb acting, award-winning design (1972 Best Design BAFTA) and breathtaking battle sequences which were filmed in former Yugoslavia.
- imDb Rating: 8.3 (536 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 20 Nov 1973
- Runtime: 890 min
- Genre: Drama, War
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Rupert Davies
- Language: English
- Country: UK
- Awards: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins.
- Total Seasons: 1
Episode 1x20; Feb 08, 1973
1x20: An Epilogue
1x19: The Road to Life
1x18: The Retreat
1x17: Of Life and Death
1x16: Two Meetings
1x12: Fortunes of War
Morag Hood as Nastasha Rostova
Anthony Hopkins as Pierre Bezukhov
David Swift as Napoleon
Alan Dobie as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
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|3||3||Skirmish at Schongraben||1972-10-12||45|
|4||4||A Letter and Two Proposals||1972-10-19||45|
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