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Peter in Paradise


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Rory McCann stars as the Russian tsar Peter the Great in a one-off drama documenting his ambitious project to build a new capital city, St Petersburg. This glittering "Venice of the North" cemented his place in history not only as a visionary and moderniser, but also as a tyrant and torturer.
Maria Menshikov Nathalie Press
Yakim Volkov Jon Key Ancient boyar Martin Friend Peter the Second Brock Everitt-EMck
Written by Gwyneth Hughes : Producer/Director Mary McMurray
First shown on Saturday on BBC4


Unknown: Rory McCann
Written By: Gwyneth Hughes
Director: Mary McMurray
Peter: Rory McCann
Alexander Menshikov: Crispin Bonham Carter
Domenico Trezzini: Ronan Vibert
Catherine: Sally Hurst
Fyodor Kikin: Lalor Roddy
Crown Prince Alexei: Matt Canavan
Tsarista: Emma Buckley
Fyodor Romodanovsky: Christopher Fulford

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