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Making Love, War and Peace is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on DATE[1][2][3].


As Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofia embark on perhaps the greatest novel ever written, there rages between them a tumultuous and, at times, tyrannical, love affair - their own personal war and peace.



  • Iwan Thomas

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical Reception[]

"Inland, David Pownall's fine play Making Love, War and Peace (R4) showed the Tolstoys at home - wrangling, copulating noisily, and cooperatively writing the great novel. Gerard Murphy (Andrei in the R4 serial) was good as Leo, but Tracy Ann Oberman was quite outstanding as his teenage wife, the splendid, resourceful, permanently pregnant Sofya." - Sue Gaisford, The Independent.[4]