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War and Peace breaks out in Russia

Broadcasters in twelve territories, including one in Russia, have acquired local rights to War and Peace, the BBC’s television version of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece novel. Significantly, Russia’s Channel One has acquired the series. Author Tolstoy was a key literary and political figure in 19th century Russia. China’s LeEco, Taiwan’s ELTA, India’s Vuclip, South Korea’s KBS […]

BBC declares first War and Peace deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first presale for the upcoming big-budget adaptation of War and Peace. Swedish public broadcaster SVT has prebought the six-part drama, TBI understands. The news came midway through Showcase, the annual programming event organised by Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. The War and Peace series stars Paul […]

BBC orders War and Peace adaptation

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a new adaptation of Tolstoy classic War and Peace from Andrew Davies, the writer of TV series including Pride and Prejudice and Mr Selfridge. Davies’ film credits include the Bridget Jones movies. The BBC made a highly regarded adaptation of the novel starring Anthony Hopkins in the early […]