‘War and Peace’ Episode 5 review: Natasha is broken

I shouldn’t like to have lived in the Russia of War and Peace, as pretty as it may have been. The consequences of Natasha’s momentary lapse of sanity have come to light: James Norton plays Andrei here with a stoicism so fragile you can see his brokenness leaking out through the fractures in it – … >

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Win BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’ on Blu-ray!

Andrew Davies’ new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 8 February. Set in Russia, 1805 and starring Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), Lily James (Downtown Abbey) and James Norton (Happy Valley), the epic six-part series is also available to download and keep from BBCStore.com. > … >

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‘War and Peace’ Episode 4 review: This has become stressful television

So, sweet Natasha and nice Andrei get themselves engaged after all – but there’s a catch! At his grumpy dad’s insistence, he has to spend a year abroad first, backpacking through Europe, presumably. This will definitely end well for our lovebirds, won’t it? Meanwhile, Nicolai’s mum and dad politely request that he marry a nice … >

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‘War and Peace’ Episode 3 review: Andrei is a haunted man

I wished for more nice Russian songs in War and Peace, and last night’s third episode delivered! Pierre, thank goodness, decides to take steps toward being a better person, after shooting (but not killing) the very naughty Dolokhov in a duel, and later meeting a freemason and being invited to learn the secret handshake. Helene … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ star Lily James in new ‘War and Peace’ promo pic

A brand new promotional photo for BBC One’s upcoming War and Peace adaptation has been revealed. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will “bring the classic to life for a modern audience on a truly epic scale”. Directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders), War … >

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Watch trailer for BBC One’s epic ‘War and Peace’ adaptation

The first trailer for BBC One’s War and Peace was unveiled last night. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will “bring the classic to life for a modern audience on a truly epic scale”. War and Peace will star Lily James (Downton Abbey) as … >

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‘War and Peace’ pics gallery: First look at BBC One’s epic new drama

The first official promotional photos for BBC One’s new adaptation of War and Peace have been revealed. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will “bring the classic to life for a modern audience on a truly epic scale”. The four pictures show Lily James … >

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‘The Scandalous Lady W’ review: Scandal is relative

Scandal. It’s a big, juicy, prickly word, especially when you preface it with ‘sex’. And that’s just what we have here in The Scandalous Lady W, a sex scandal from the yellowed, mysteriously stuck-together pages of history, thrust onto TV in typical BBC period costume glory. Natalie Dormer (a keen participant in Games to do … >

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