Cook's Tour Of Communism, A [world Service]

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20081122

Carey Harrison's comedy about cooking and the demise of communism, with two old Soviets trying to adjust to their loss.

20081122

Carey Harrison's comedy about cooking and the demise of communism, with two old Soviets trying to adjust to their loss.

20081123
20081123

Carey Harrison's comedy about cooking and the demise of communism, with two old Soviets trying to adjust to their loss.

01World Drama - BBC World Drama20081122

Carey Harrison's comedy about cooking and the demise of Soviet Communism. With Tom Conti.

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

In Carey Harrison’s fantasia on the demise of Soviet Communism, we meet two old communists trying to adjust to their loss. Rory O’Rourke is a warrior and true believer, who suffered on the front lines; Jean-Claude Poirier was the chief cook in the Kremlin, who knew the Soviet leaders intimately: Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky and their successors. Our two storytellers are old friends as well as heroes of the Soviet Union. History has moved on, their memory is far from perfect, they have kept secrets from each other; but for them the issues remain the same: food or freedom? Revolution or the perfect omelette?

A dark comedy about cooking and the Kremlin, by award-winning writer Carey Harrison.

With Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine; Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell) as Jean-Claude; Richard Johnson (The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) as Rory O’Rourke and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome; Conspiracy) as Lavrenti Beria. Other cast includes Martin Marquez, Sean Baker, Joanna Tincey, Stephen Critchlow, Jonathan Tafler and Boris Isarov. Directed by Marion Nancarrow. 50 Minutes.

(Archive unavailable).

01World Drama - BBC World Drama20081123

Carey Harrison's comedy about cooking and the demise of Soviet Communism. With Tom Conti.

Unique, challenging and innovative BBC radio drama with an international edge.

In Carey Harrison’s fantasia on the demise of Soviet Communism, we meet two old communists trying to adjust to their loss. Rory O’Rourke is a warrior and true believer, who suffered on the front lines; Jean-Claude Poirier was the chief cook in the Kremlin, who knew the Soviet leaders intimately: Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky and their successors. Our two storytellers are old friends as well as heroes of the Soviet Union. History has moved on, their memory is far from perfect, they have kept secrets from each other; but for them the issues remain the same: food or freedom? Revolution or the perfect omelette?

A dark comedy about cooking and the Kremlin, by award-winning writer Carey Harrison.

With Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine; Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell) as Jean-Claude; Richard Johnson (The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) as Rory O’Rourke and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome; Conspiracy) as Lavrenti Beria. Other cast includes Martin Marquez, Sean Baker, Joanna Tincey, Stephen Critchlow, Jonathan Tafler and Boris Isarov. Directed by Marion Nancarrow. 50 Minutes.

(Archive unavailable).