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01Dr Rowan Williams20101115The 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 Wilson20101116Writer 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 Dunmore20101117Award 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 Briggs20101118Professor 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 Kendall20101119Bridget 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.

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