Crime and Punishment (UK)

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Original run: 22 May 1979 – 5 Jun 1979

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama

Network: BBC one UK

Watched by: 18 of 707 534 0%

Total running time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Episode duration: 75 minutes

IMDB rating: 7 of 10 157

MyShows rating: 3.5 of 5 2


Crime and Punishment is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the 19th Century. Rashalnikov is a highly intelligent and striking young student who decides to test his courage and integrity by killing a mean old woman whom he is sure nobody will miss. But his crime goes seriously awry and, although there's no clear evidence against him, wily investigator Porfiry sets up a complex series of traps, encounters and conversations which slowly but inexorably allow Rashalnikov to incriminate himself - and eventually confess. Rashalnikov is young, impassioned, lonely and lost. Despite being a murderer, he is a man possessed by both good and evil who cannot escape his own conscience and his inevitable punishment.

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