War and Peace (2015 TV series)

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War and Peace
Genre Drama
Written by Andrew Davies
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Cymru Wales
Original channel
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Related shows War and Peace (1972 TV series)

War and Peace is a British drama television series that is set to first broadcast on BBC One in 2015. The six-part adaptation of War and Peace by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy was written by Andrew Davies.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


The series was announced by Danny Cohen on 18 February 2013 and was commissioned by him and Ben Stephenson, the controller of BBC Drama.[7] The upcoming production, made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, is partnered by The Weinstein Company, Lookout Point and BBC Worldwide.[8] The executive producers are Faith Penhale, George Ormond, Andrew Davies, Simon Vaughan and Harvey Weinstein.[9] The drama will consist of six 60-minute episodes for BBC One and eight 45-minute episodes for international markets.[10]


  1. ^ Plunkett, John (18 February 2013). "BBC returns to Tolstoy's War and Peace". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Furness, Hannah (18 February 2013). "War and Peace comes to the BBC in 'epic' Andrew Davies drama". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Jackson, James (18 February 2013). "Andrew Davies to adapt War and Peace for the BBC". The Times. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Lazarus, Susanna (18 February 2013). "Andrew Davies to adapt War and Peace for BBC1". Radio Times. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Walsh, John (19 February 2013). "War, peace, not much else: Andrew Davies is condensing Tolstoy's epic into a six-hour series". The Independent. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (18 February 2013). "BBC One to adapt 'War and Peace' as six-part drama for 2015". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "BBC One announces adaptation of War And Peace by Andrew Davies". BBC. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Rosser, Michael (7 October 2013). "The Weinstein Company partner on BBC epic War and Peace". Screen Daily. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Weinstein Company to partner on epic new BBC drama War and Peace". BBC. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Kemp, Stuart (7 October 2013). "The Weinstein Co. Boards BBC's 'War and Peace' Adaptation". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 January 2014.