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Uncle Vanya
Scenes from country life in four acts by Anton Chekhov translated from the Russian by DAVID TUTAEV adapted for broadcasting by Raymond Raikes with Anthony Jacobs
Norman Wooland and Adrienne Corrl
Introductions to the four acts spoken by PETER WYNGARDE
Incidental music by JOHN HOTCHKIS played by the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by the composer Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Broadcast on November 6, 1956. in the Third Programme


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Tutaev
Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Norman Wooland
Unknown: Adrienne Corrl
Spoken By: Peter Wyngarde
Music By: John Hotchkis
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Alexander Serebryakov, a retired Professor: Cyril Shaps
Helena, his second wife: Olive Gregg
Sonia, his daughter by his first wife: Adrienne Corri
Maria Voynitsky, mother of the Professor's first wife: Kathleen Helme
Vanya (Uncle Vanya), her son: Anthony Jacobs
Dr Michael Astrov: Norman Wooland
Ilya Telegin (Waffles), an im-poverished landowner: John Glyn-Jones
Marina, an old nurse: Molly Rankin

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