War & Peace
Season 1 BBC First (*119) 20:00 (see sidebar) What it’s all about: this six-episode adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1865 novel follows the lives of young Russian nobles at the time of Napoleon’s war in Russia around 1805. Episode 1 Pierre’s idealistic support for Napoleonic France causes a stir among high society as France invades Austria. NB! See more on p29.