War and Peace

War and Peace (1972)

  • Genre: Drama, War & Politics
  • First Air Date: 1972-09-29
  • Last Air Date: 1973-02-08
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 20
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: John Davies
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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 And Peace boasts superb acting, award-winning design (1972 Best Design BAFTA) and breathtaking battle sequences which were filmed in former Yugoslavia.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, period drama, napoleonic wars
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    War and Peace Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1972-09-29
    20 Episodes

    War and Peace Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 1Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 1Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 1Episode 6Episode 680 min
    • Anthony Hopkins

      as Pierre Bezukhov
    • Morag Hood

    • Alan Dobie

    • Joanna David

    • Rupert Davies

    • David Swift

    • Faith Brook

    • Neil Stacy

    • Fiona Gaunt

    • Sylvester Morand

    • Angela Down

    • Donald Burton

      as Dolohov
    Directing John Davies Director