The Capture: Holliday Grainger to lead new crime drama

The BBC have announced a new crime drama, The Capture, which is set to star Holliday Grainger and Fantastic Beasts‘ Callum Turner. Grainger, known for her role on Strike, will play Rachel Carey, a detective inspector sent in to investigate the case of ex-British soldier, Shaun Emery (played by Turner) recently accused of murder in Afghanistan. After the … >

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‘War and Peace’ episode guide

Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies has adapted Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 literary masterpiece War and Peace for BBC One. Directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders), the six-part series stars Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Natasha Rostova, James Norton (Grantchester) as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky and Paul Dano (12 Years A Slave) as Pierre Bezukhov. The cast also includes … >

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‘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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