SBS on Demand: War & Peace

A stellar cast fronts lavish BBC period miniseries.

Lavish BBC miniseries War and Peace aired in 2016 on Pay TV and screens via SBS on Demand.

Written by Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Pride & Prejudice, Bleak House, Tipping the Velvet) it features Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jessie Buckley, Stephen Rea, Brian Cox, Gillian Anderson & Jim Broadbent.

There are eight episodes all up. Should we mention Harvey Weinstein was an executive producer?

It’s 1805, and Pierre (Paul Dano), Natasha (Lily James), and Andrei (James Norton) are all part of St Petersburg’s glittering elite, but are fired-up with youthful ambition to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre – the illegitimate son of Russia’s richest man – wants to change the world for the better. Handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of his life, seeks a purpose, while the beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love. At the same time, Napoleon’s army edges ever closer to Russia’s borders. As everything they thought they knew is questioned, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian society is about to change forever.

Thursday, 27 September 2018 on SBS On Demand.

2 Responses

  1. 8 eps?!!-this must be the Readers’ Digest version of ‘War & Peace’: “A man called Pierre wanted to kill Napoleon, but didn’t…”
    I well remember the 1970s series which used the Yugoslav army for the epic battle scenes-I was inspired to start reading the book, but gave up a quarter of the way through (I was 13 or so at the time).

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