Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation


A brand-new BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic love story

Beautiful and intelligent young Anna suffers in her loveless marriage, dreaming of the romantic life she should be living, and the love that others around her should be sharing honestly with one another. When she meets the dashing Vronsky he seems to offer everything she has been craving, but the cost she will pay is higher than she could have imagined.

Meanwhile Konstantin Levin, a gentle landowner who shares Anna's belief in sincerity, attempts to channel his beliefs into his land, his family, and his love for beautiful aristocrat Kitty, and must risk everything to discover his capacity for life.

Dramatised by the award-winning Linda Marshall Griffiths, Anna Karenina is a powerful story of passion, infidelity, vengeance and retribution. Starring Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter films) and Rory Kinnear (James Bond films), this brand-new adaptation is an epic and compelling production that will stay with each listener for a lifetime.

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths

Anna - Kate Phillips
Vronsky - Alfred Enoch
Karenin - Rory Kinnear
Levin - Sacha Dhawan
Kitty - Anneika Rose
Stiva - Adetomiwa Edun
Dolly - Rosalie Craig
Seryozha - Rafferty Railton
Countess Vronskaya - Leah Marks
Kuzma/Priest/Porter - Hasan Dixon
Princess/Nurse/Madame Kartasova - Georgie Glen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 30 April - 14 May 2023
©2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

About the author

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was born in central Russia on 9 September 1828. In 1852 he published his first work, the autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the Crimean War and his Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6) are based on his experiences. His two most popular masterpieces are War and Peace (1864-69) and Anna Karenina (1875-8). He died in 1910.
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