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Classic Serial: Dead Souls


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1/2. A comic tour de force about human folly, one of the jewels of Russian literature, written by Nikolai Gogol and dramatised by Dan Rebellato.
Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with the Narrator (an omnipresent figure who becomes an integral character in the story) in tow, and starts touting for dead serfs.
Why? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society. Starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Mark Heap on why he agreed to play the fool: page 119


Written By: Nikolai Gogol
Dramatised By: Dan Rebellato.
Dramatised By: Charmer Chichikov
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Mark Heap.
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Michael Palin
Chichikov: Mark Heap
Manilov: David Fleeshman
Korabochka: Judith Davis
Sobakevich: Wyllie Longmore
Nozdryov: Toby Hadoke
Selifan: Graeme Hawley

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Classic Serial: Dead Souls

BBC Radio 4 FM, 23 April 2006 15.00

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