The House Of Special Purpose

Episodes

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0120090427 (BBC7)
20170123 (BBC7)
20170124 (BBC7)

As Georgy visits his wife Zoya in hospital, he remembers his early life in Russia.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

As Georgy visits his wife Zoya in hospital he remembers their life together and his early life in Russia. At the age of 16, Georgy steps out in front of a bullet intended for a member of the Russian Imperial family, an event which changes the course of his life forever.

0220090428 (BBC7)
20170124 (BBC7)
20170125 (BBC7)

Georgy relates his arrival in St Petersburg to become companion to the Tsar's son.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

Georgy relates his arrival in St Petersburg to take up his position as companion to the Tsar's son, Alexei.

0320090429 (BBC7)
20170125 (BBC7)
20170126 (BBC7)

Georgy accompanies the Tsarevich on a train journey to the Russian army headquarters.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

A newcomer to the royal household, Georgy finds himself accompanying the Tsarevich on a train journey to the Russian army headquarters.

0420090430 (BBC7)
20170126 (BBC7)
20170127 (BBC7)

Painful memories flood Georgy's mind as he remembers a betrayal by Zoya.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

Painful memories flood Georgy's mind as he remembers a betrayal by Zoya and a terrifying accident which befell Alexei while in his care.

0520090501 (BBC7)
20170127 (BBC7)
20170128 (BBC7)

In wartime London, Georgy finds himself recruited by an intelligence agency.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

In wartime London, Georgy finds himself recruited by an intelligence agency to translate Russian documents.

0620090504 (BBC7)
20170130 (BBC7)
20170131 (BBC7)

Georgy takes to his new role in the library, but is his work strictly bibliographical?

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

Georgy and Anastasia steal out of the Winter Palace in disguise to see the White Nights, but are they being watched?

0720090505 (BBC7)
20170131 (BBC7)
20170201 (BBC7)

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

Fear blights Georgy's mind as he recounts the dread that Rasputin would betray him, and the panic of almost losing his beloved wife, Zoya.

Fear blights Georgy's mind as he recounts the dread that Rasputin would betray him.

0820090506 (BBC7)
20170201 (BBC7)
20170202 (BBC7)

When the Tsar renounces the throne and is captured, Georgy finds himself a fugitive.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

0920090507 (BBC7)
20170202 (BBC7)
20170203 (BBC7)

Georgy tracks the Imperial Royal Family - and Anastasia - to a house in Yekaterinburg.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

On the run, Georgy tracks the Imperial Royal Family - and Anastasia - to a house in Yekaterinburg.

1020090508 (BBC7)
20170203 (BBC7)
20170204 (BBC7)

As he recalls the fate of the Russian Imperial Family, Georgy must face another loss.

David Warner reads John Boyne's haunting novel which travels to the heart of the Russian empire where young imperial family bodyguard Georgy Jachmenev is privy to the secrets of Tsar Nicholas and his circle.

As he recalls the fate of the Russian Imperial Family, Georgy must face another loss, that of his beloved wife.