This mini-series is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Rashalnikov is a ... See full summary »
John Hurt is far and away the best actor I have ever seen, anything that he was in was a recommendation in itself.
I remember enjoying the series when it aired here in Australia on ABC in 1982.
I have never forgotten the brilliance of the exchange between Porfiry Petrovich (West) and Raskolnikov (Hurt). The acting is probably the finest I have ever seen in a dual scene. Worth watching for these scenes alone.
The reviews seem to be a bit down on the series but it is interesting enough basically a great display of British acting.