Are you ready for a sweeping epic? I ALWAYS am:
THE PRIZE: The 1977 BBC version of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina — you know, for a little fizzy romance and light shenanigans. Per our friends at Acorn TV:
“Unspooling over 10 luxurious episodes, this Emmy® nominee for Outstanding Limited Series covers all the story lines and characters with the depth and richness that Tolstoy’s flawless tome deserves. The novel has been adapted many times for film and television, but never with such care and attention to detail as this one, which first aired on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre in 1977 and has been a fan favorite ever since .
Set in Imperial Russia in the 1870s, this is an epic tale of passion, betrayal, society, and the search for happiness. Nicola Pagett (Upstairs, Downstairs) stars as Anna—young, beautiful, and trapped in a loveless marriage to the high-minded, much older Karenin (Eric Porter, The Jewel in the Crown). When she meets debonair cavalry officer Count Vronsky (Stuart Wilson, Prime Suspect, The Age of Innocence) on a Moscow train platform, she can’t resist looking back and sealing her fate.”
THE TASK: I am going to pick our winner at random from the comments. For fun, please name your favorite TRAGIC LOVE STORY.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday. (US and Canada residents only, unfortunately.) FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, (a) I’m very glad you’re here and (b) the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.