WAR AND PEACE
Adapting Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel into just six episodes might seem daunting, but for screenwriter Andrew Davies it was “dead easy”.
The BBC series, starring James Norton, follows five families during Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia.
Davies admitted he sexed up the 2016 BBC series, spicing the love stories with aspects he claims Tolstoy “forgot to write”. This meant an added incest storyline which shows siblings Anatole Kuragin and Helene in a seductive scene.
In the book Natasha Rostova is lonely and fraught with jealousy over her husband’s absences. The series ends with them enjoying a picnic with their children.