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Omnibus: Pennington's Chekhov


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Introduced by Humphrey Burton
Pennington's Chekhov is the story of an actor's obsession with one of the greatest playwrights that ever lived.
Tonight's film takes the form of a journey through the mind of Michael Pennington, one of this country's leading classical actors, as he discovers for himself unknown facets in the personality of Anton Chekhov. This imaginary journey from Japan, through Siberia, leads ultimately to the National Theatre in London where Pennington reveals his personal view of Chekhov. Plus a glimpse beneath the Dance Umbrella to encounter among others Mark Morris and Lar Lubovitch, some of the exciting talents assembled in Britain for the contemporary dance festival.
Feature: page 26


Presenter: Humphrey Burton
Subject: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Mark Morris
Unknown: Lar Lubovitch
Studio Director: Bob Lockyer
Producer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Jill Marshall
Assistant Editor: Christopher Swann
Editor: Ian Squires

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Omnibus: Pennington's Chekhov

BBC One London, 21 October 1984 22.15

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