War and Peace

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Paterson Joseph, Stephen Campbell Moore, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, Roger Allam, Lesley Manville, Alun Armstrong
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.


What the Critics Say

"Tolstoy's imagined world is recreated on air brilliantly by the extraordinary cast." (The Spectator)


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Brilliant adaptation of very great novel

A superb adaptation, gripping and moving in equal measure. Fine performances from the whole cast, which includes some of the greatest actors around.
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I love ❤️ this superb adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace which I listened to and thoroughly enjoyed in one sitting. Much respected adaptation true to the book as much as one can in a radio production. Fantastic full cast who gave this story as if it were a film, my imagination was seeing everything as if it was happening before my very eyes. An intriguing long complex piece of historic work, the writer and the actors brought this book to life in a way the films have not for me. I LOVE THIS ❤️ Thank you, so much, that I am reading the book all over again. I was sorry when this production came to its end. This is much better than the latest modern production. This adaptation holds much more of truth, of love, family, feeling and the strategy of wars and humanity, it shows the horrors of wars. This is one I will listen to over and over with pleasure.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2017
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.