by Leo Tolstoy
A second chance to see this dramatisation in 20 parts by Jack Pulman
The French continued their advance into Russia and Prince Bolkonsky died while preparing to defend his home. The peasants defied Maria's orders to leave before the French arrived and she was rescued by Nikolai.
(Shown last Thursday. The title music of War and Peace is available on record, RESL 9, price 49p, from most record shops)
(Christopher Duffy, who helped to re-stage the battle for BBCtv, reflects on Borodino and Tolstoy's view of it: Friday 29 December, 8.35 pm Radio 3)