Jester Of Astapovo, The [Drama]

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20200609Rose Tremain's wonderful story about the death of Tolstoy based on real events

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20200609Nothing happens in Astapovo, an isolated little place in the vast Russian countryside. Until the day a very unwell Count Leo Tolstoy arrives at the little railway station with the Countess - and the hungry Russian press pack - on his trail. Rose Tremain's dramatisation of her own short story is based on real events.

Ivan ..... John Lightbody
Anna ..... Maggie Service
Countess Tolstoya ..... Barbara Flynn
Chertkov ..... Ewan Bailey
Dushan ..... Chris Lew Kum Hoi
Count Leo Tolstoy/Dmitri ..... Roger Ringrose
Sound ..... Caleb Knightley

Directed by Marc Beeby

Written by Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's wonderful story about the death of Tolstoy based on real events

Drama from BBC Radio 4