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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I tried to read War and Peace a few times but never stayed with it until this performance. The description of war were amazing- you really felt that you were on the battlefield.
I highly recommend.
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- linda

Book Details

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