TV Anna Karenina (BBC 1961, Sean Connery, Claire Bloom) Published 2 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 Episodes10 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes10 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes10 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes10 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes10 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes10 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes10 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.