Tolstoy

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01Dr Rowan Williams20101115

The Archbishop of Canterbury presents an essay on the life and work of Leo Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, "The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works, they are:

Dr Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury

Writer and newspaper columnist - A.N.

Wilson

Helen Dunmore - award winning novelist

Prof Anthony Briggs - a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature

Bridget Kendall - BBC Radio correspondent to Moscow 1989-1995

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on his passion for Leo Tolstoy's writing.

01Dr Rowan Williams20101115

The Archbishop of Canterbury presents an essay on the life and work of Leo Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, "The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works, they are:

Dr Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury

Writer and newspaper columnist - A.N.

Wilson

Helen Dunmore - award winning novelist

Prof Anthony Briggs - a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature

Bridget Kendall - BBC Radio correspondent to Moscow 1989-1995

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on his passion for Leo Tolstoy's writing.

02A N Wilson20101116

Writer and newspaper columnist A.N.

Wilson presents today's essay on Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Writer and columnist AN Wilson explains his passion for the works of Leo Tolstoy.

02A N Wilson20101116

Writer and newspaper columnist A.N.

Wilson presents today's essay on Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Writer and columnist AN Wilson explains his passion for the works of Leo Tolstoy.

03Helen Dunmore20101117

Award winning novelist Helen Dunmore presents today's Essay on Leo Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Novelist Helen Dunmore explains her passion for the works of Leo Tolstoy.

03Helen Dunmore20101117

Award winning novelist Helen Dunmore presents today's Essay on Leo Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Novelist Helen Dunmore explains her passion for the works of Leo Tolstoy.

04Anthony Briggs20101118

Professor Anthony Briggs, a leading authority on Leo Tolstoy, presents today's essay.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Anthony Briggs, a leading Tolstoy authority explains his passion for the writer's works.

04Anthony Briggs20101118

Professor Anthony Briggs, a leading authority on Leo Tolstoy, presents today's essay.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Anthony Briggs, a leading Tolstoy authority explains his passion for the writer's works.

05 LASTBridget Kendall20101119

Bridget Kendall, the BBC's former Moscow Correspondent, presents today's essay on Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Former BBC Moscow correspondent Bridget Kendall on her passion for Leo Tolstoy's writing.

05 LASTBridget Kendall20101119

Bridget Kendall, the BBC's former Moscow Correspondent, presents today's essay on Tolstoy.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, The Essay" this week considers the life and work of one of the giants of Russian literature - Leo Tolstoy.

Famous for works like the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Tolstoy continues to fascinate modern audiences.

In these programmes, five different presenters explain their own passion for the works of Tolstoy and the Russia he evokes.

Coming from very different backgrounds, all the presenters of these essays have had their lives touched - directly and indirectly - by the Tolstoy's works.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

Former BBC Moscow correspondent Bridget Kendall on her passion for Leo Tolstoy's writing.