Masterpiece Theatre

Season 10 Episode 1

Crime and Punishment (1)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 1980 on PBS
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Crime and Punishment (1)
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Crime and Punishment is the 1979 Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Dostoyevsky's classic novel of murder and regret. In the opening installment, Raskolnikov (John Hurt), a poverty-stricken young man in Saint Petersburg, contemplates and then commits the murder of an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanova (Beatrix Lehmann). Raskolnikov also kills her sister Lizaveta (Carinthia West), when she stumbles upon the murder scene. Raskolnikov rationalizes the crime but soon finds himself tortured by guilt.moreless

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Anthony Bate

Anthony Bate

Svidrigailov

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John Hurt

John Hurt

Raskolnikov

Guest Star

Frank Middlemass

Frank Middlemass

Marmeladov

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Timothy West

Timothy West

Porfiry Petrovich

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