The BBC is taking on one of the greatest novels of all time in War and Peace.
A six-part adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel has been announced by BBC One controller Danny Cohen for a 2015 broadcast.
Danny Cohen says: “War And Peace is truly epic in scale and builds on BBC One’s commitment to bringing audiences drama of the highest quality and impact. Told over six episodes, Andrew Davies will bring his exceptional powers of adaptation to this literary masterpiece.”
Andrew Davies says: “Not just a great novel it’s a wonderful read and it’ll make a wonderful serial. A thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life. The characters are so natural and human and easy to identify with and Natasha Rostova just beats Lizzy Bennet as the most lovable heroine in literature.” Continue reading »