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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Par Excellent Production of War & Peace

This an very good production of War & Peace, it is ‘par excellaunce’ which we have listened to twice in three months. Quite true to the book as it can possibly get, this is beautifully acted by an all star cast who you can tell have enjoyed their parts in this play.
I warmed to almost each and every character, so well acted you can digest this production and dream away that it is real. Well done all.
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Book Details

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