TV Anna Karenina (BBC 1961, Sean Connery, Claire Bloom) Published 3 years ago on October 17, 2016 A production of Anna Karenina from the BBC’s golden age and starring a pre James Bond Sean Connery and the amazing Claire Bloom. Originally broadcast on 3 November 1961 Anna Karenina is based on one of Tolstoy’s best loved novels, set in Russia in the 1870’s it tells the story of the married Anna (Bloom) who, whilst attempting to save the marriage of her brother after he has an affair, meets and falls in love with dashing count Alexis Vronsky and gets swept up in an affair of her own, an affair which is destined to end in tragedy. Adapted with great panache by actor/writer Donald Bull this production might be in black and white but lets face it everything was when this was made. It has a quality sheen though, thanks in no small part to producer Rudolph Cartier, a hugely important figure in the early days of British TV, he was the man who brought Nigel Kneale’s Quatermass to the screen. production details UK / BBC / 1×104 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 November 1961 Writer: Donald Bull / Translation: E. J. King / Novel:Leo Tolstoy / Producer: Rudolph Cartier cast Sean Connery as Vronksy Jack Watling as Stiva Valeria Taylor as Countess Vronsky Claire Bloom as Anna Gertan Klauber as Station Master Daphne Anderson as Dolly Graham Leaman as Matvey June Thorburn as Kitty Frank Williams as Korsunsky Albert Lieven as Karenin John Barratt as Cord Alan Tilvern as Makhotin Patricia Laffan as Betsy Campbell Cotts as Grand Duke Elaine Inescourt as Lydia Alice Esmie-Bell as Miagki Arthur Ridley as Korney Derek Aylward as Serpoukhovskoi Laurie Leigh as Annoushka David Lander as Yashvir Robert Percival as Prince Tverskey Elaine Laniado as First Lady Joy Skelton as Second Lady Peter Augustine as Opera Attendant Bobby Caetano as Sergei Enid Lindsey as Old Nurse Frances Cohen as Tania Endré Muller as Priest Peter Rutter as Server Sydney Vivian as Misha BBCClaire BloomDonald BullGertan KlauberJack WatlingPeriod dramaRudolph CartierSean ConneryTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV14 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV14 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV14 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV14 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV14 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Top Gear Season 26 Episode 5 (BBC America Thurs 23 May 2019) Matt tests out the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage; Rory tests out the self-proclaimed “best car in the world,” the... Episodes1 day ago Slasher Season 3 Premieres Thurs 23 May on Netflix Former counselors return to the remote Canadian summer camp where they committed a crime long ago, only to find that... Episodes1 day ago Wife Swap: Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson (Paramount Thurs 23 May 2019) Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson: A vegan Hindu wife with children who are obsessed with eating sugar trades lives with a meat-loving... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.