Anna Karenina (1977)

BBC Premiered Jan 01, 1977 Unknown


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  • Season 1
    • Anna Karenina Episode 10
      After Anna's death, Stiva gets the job he wanted and Karenin takes custody of Annie. Some Russian volunteers, including Vronsky, who does not plan to come back, leave to help in the Serbian revolt that has just broken out against the Turks. And in the joys and fears of fatherhood, Levin at last develops faith in the Christian God.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 9
      The Levins are in Moscow for Kitty's benefit as she gives birth to a son. Stiva, while seeking Karenin's commendation for a new job, again asks him to grant Anna a divorce; but Karenin's decisions are now governed by a "clairvoyant" recommended by Lidia Ivanovna who apparently counsels him to decline. Anna and Vronsky become increasingly bitter towards each other. They plan to return to the country, but in a jealous rage Anna leaves early, and commits suicide by throwing herself in the path of a train.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 8
      Dolly visits Anna, and at Vronsky's request, she asks Anna to resume seeking a divorce from Karenin. Yet again, Dolly seems unsuccessful; but when Vronsky leaves for several days of provincial elections, a combination of boredom and suspicion convinces Anna she must marry Vronsky. So she writes to Karenin, and leaves with Vronsky for Moscow.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 7
      In Europe, Vronsky and Anna struggle to find friends who will accept them and pursue activities that will amuse them, but they eventually return to Russia. Karenin is comforted and influenced by the strong-willed Countess Lidia Ivanovna, an enthusiast of religious and mystic ideas fashionable with the upper classes, who counsels him to keep Seriozha away from Anna. However, Anna manages to visit Seriozha unannounced on his birthday, but is discovered by the furious Karenin, who had told their son that his mother was dead. Shortly afterward, she and Vronsky leave for the country.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 6
      Much more straightforward is Stiva's matchmaking with Levin: a meeting he arranges between Levin and Kitty results in their reconciliation and betrothal. A few months after Levin and Kitty marry, Levin learns that his brother Nikolai is dying. The couple go to him, and Kitty nurses him until he dies, while also discovering she is pregnant.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 5
      Karenin is finding the situation intolerable and begins seeking divorce. Anna's brother Stiva argues against it, and persuades Karenin to speak with Dolly first. Again, Dolly seems to be unsuccessful, but Karenin changes his plans after hearing that Anna is dying in childbirth. At her bedside, Karenin forgives Vronsky, who, in remorse, attempts suicide. However, Anna recovers, having given birth to a daughter she names Annie. Stiva finds himself pleading on her behalf for Karenin to divorce. Vronsky at first plans to flee to Tashkent, but changes his mind after seeing Anna, and they leave for Europe without obtaining a divorce after all.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 4
      Levin's life on his rural farming estate is closely tied to Levin's spiritual thoughts and struggles. Dolly meets Levin, and attempts to revive his feelings for Kitty. Dolly seems to be unsuccessful, but a chance sighting of Kitty makes Levin realize he still loves her. Back in Petersburg, Karenin exasperates Anna by refusing to separate with her, and threatens not to let her see their son Seriozha ever again if she leaves or misbehaves.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 3
      Karenin scolds Anna for talking too much with Vronsky, but she returns Vronsky's affections nonetheless, and becomes pregnant with his child. Anna's anguish when Vronsky falls from a racehorse makes her feelings obvious, prompting her to confess to her husband. When Kitty learns that Vronsky prefers Anna over her, she travels to a resort at a German spring to recover from the shock.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 2
      Vronsky has no intention of marrying, and falls in love with Anna after meeting her at the Saint Petersburg railway station. There a man commits suicide by jumping in front of a train. Levin returns to his farm, abandoning any hope of marriage, and Anna returns to her husband Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, a senior government official, and their son Seriozha in Petersburg.moreless
    • Anna Karenina Episode 1
      Prince Stepan Arkadyevitch Oblonsky ("Stiva") is a civil servant who has been unfaithful to his wife Darya Alexandrovna ("Dolly"). Anna Karenina, Stiva's sister, persuades Dolly not to leave him. Meanwhile, Stiva's childhood friend Konstantin Dmitrievich Levin, a serious young aristocratic landowner who actually lives on and manages his estate, arrives in Moscow to offer marriage to Dolly's sister Katerina Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky ("Kitty"). Kitty turns him down, as she is expecting an offer from army officer Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky.moreless
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