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by Anton Chekhov translated by ELISAVETA FEN adapted for radio by PETER WATTS starring
Paul Scofield , Jill Bennett
Rosalie Crutchley
Wilfrid Lawson , George Cole with Lynn Redgrave. Terry Scully Ian McKellen , Gudrun Ure and David Buck
The action takes place in a county town in Russia at the turn of this century.
Characters in order of speaking:
Musical adviser, Alexis Chesnakov
Guitarist, Stephen Gauna
Pianist, Richard Burnett
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
Lym Redurave and Ian McKeUen are National Theatre players
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Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Elisaveta Fen
Unknown: Peter Watts
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley
Unknown: Wilfrid Lawson
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Lynn Redgrave.
Unknown: Terry Scully
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: David Buck
Guitarist: Alexis Chesnakov
Guitarist: Stephen Gauna
Pianist: Richard Burnett
Produced By: John Tydeman
Produced By: Lym Redurave
Produced By: Ian McKeuen
Anfisa, the Prozorovs' former nurse: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Daughters of General Prozorov: Olga: Rosalie Crutchley
Irena: Lynn Redgrave
Masha: Jill Bennett
Baron Toozenbach, a Lieutenant in the Army: Ian McKellen
Chebutykin, an Army Doctor: Wilfrid Lawson
Captain Soliony: David Buck
Ferapont, a porter from the County Office: George Hagan
Lieutenant-Colonel Vershinin, a Battery Commander: Paul Scofield
Andrey Serghyeevich Prozorov: Terry Scully
Fiodor Illyich Koolyghin,schoolmaster, husband of Masha: George Cole
Natasha (Natalia Ivanovna): Gudrun Ure
Fedotik (Second Lieutenant): Andrew Sachs
Rodé (Second Lieutenant): Michael McClain

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