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The Love Girl and the Innocent


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by ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN translated by NICHOLAS BETHELL and DAVID BURG A Play of the Month presentation starring
Set in a Soviet labour camp in 1945, this play tells the story of Nemov, a trusting and naive army officer who has been sent to the camp from the front on charges of anti-Soviet agitation, and Lyuba, a girl prisoner who is driven to evade the struggle for survival by sleeping around with the camp officials and well-fixed prisoners. The story of their love affair is set against the background of self-seeking squabbles and the fight for survival of other groups of internees.
The play dealt out a lavish, authentic two hours and showed how some people try to maintain their standards, despite disgusting odds. (DAILY MIRROR)


Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Translated By: Nicholas Bethell
Translated By: David Burg
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Clarke
Nemov: David Leland
Lyuba: Gabrielle Lloyd
Khomich: Richard Durden
Gurvich: Patrick Stewart
Brylov: Alian-, Surtees
Yakhimchuk: Michael Poole
Ga i: Barry Jackson
Chegenyov: John Kane
Granya: Barbara Hickmott
Shurochka: Theresa Watson
Kolodey: Alan Gerrard
Kostya: Terence Davies
Mereshchun: John Quarmby
Munitsa: Jan Conrad
Chmuta: Forbes Collin
Ovchukhov: Reg Pritchard
Dorofevev: Hal Jeayes
Solomon: Malcolm Hayes
Belobotnikov: James Ottaway
GoldtOOth: Arthur Whybrow
Georgie: Eric Mason
Lennie: James Coyle
Vitka: Edwin Finn
Fomin: John Herrington
Gontoir: George CormacK
Kaplyuzhnikov: Len Maley
Visiting warder: Peter Schofield
Dimka: Jeffrey Chegwin
Angel: Trevor Lawrence
Bella VIOLET: Lee Own
Aga Mirza: Robert Robinson
Pososhkov: Vass Anderson
Escort Sergeant: Anthony Brothers
Bath orderly: William Ridoutt
Cook: Michael Golden
Musician: Alexis Chesnakov
First bricklayer: David Ellison
First foreman: Norman Ettlinger
First man: Carl Forgione
First gangleader: Peter Geddis
Machineshop foreman: Brian Grellis
Accordionist: Reg Hogarth
First woman: Merehna Kendall
First student: Lynne Preston
Goner: Frank Seton
Smith foreman: Ted Valentine

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The Love Girl and the Innocent

BBC One London, 11 August 1974 20.15

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