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20081103

Michael Hastings's adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography of Anton Chekhov, dramatising crucial points in his life, from his tough childhood in the remote port of Taganrog to marriage in his final years.

1/5. The Leave Taking

Anton Chekhov....Andrew Scott

Masha Chekhov....Romola Garai

Yevgenia Chekhov....Niamh Cusack

Paul Chekhov....Dave Hill

Uncle Mitrofan....Alan Williams

Kolya Chekhov....Bo Poraj

Sasha Chekhov....Keith Dunphy

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

20081104

Michael Hastings's adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography of Anton Chekhov, dramatising crucial points in his life, from his tough childhood in the remote port of Taganrog to marriage in his final years.

2/5. At the Tailor's

Anton and his family move to Moscow after the bankruptcy of his father. Amidst the domestic chaos, the 19-year-old Anton studies to become a doctor and writes his short stories.

Anton Chekhov....Andrew Scott

Lika....Romola Garai

Yevgenia Chekhov....Niamh Cusack

Suvorin....Dave Hill

Uncle Mitrofan....Alan Williams

Kolya Chekhov....Bo Poraj

Sasha Chekhov....Keith Dunphy

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

20081105

Michael Hastings's adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography of Anton Chekhov, dramatising crucial points in his life, from his tough childhood in the remote port of Taganrog to marriage in his final years.

3/5. The Dead Pool

Anton becomes attracted to Natasha, the daughter of the family's landlord, who knows a secret about the pool where he goes to fish.

Anton Chekhov....Andrew Scott

Natasha....Romola Garai

Uncle Mitrofan....Alan Williams

Kolya Chekhov....Bo Poraj

Sasha Chekhov....Keith Dunphy

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

20081106

Michael Hastings's adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography of Anton Chekhov, dramatising crucial points in his life, from his tough childhood in the remote port of Taganrog to marriage in his final years.

4/5. His Sister Masha

Now in his thirties and a successful short story writer, Anton tends to the sick and tries to mend his relationship with his father. Meanwhile, a rich neighbour turns his attention toward Anton's sister Masha.

Anton Chekhov....Andrew Scott

Masha Chekhov....Romola Garai

Paul Chekhov....Dave Hill

Alex Smagin....Bo Poraj

Sasha Chekhov....Keith Dunphy

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

20081107

Michael Hastings' adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography of Anton Chekhov, dramatising crucial points in his life, from his tough childhood in the remote port of Taganrog to marriage in his final years.

5/5. The Trap Pony

Anton falls in love with an actress, Olga Knipper, but his marriage to her brings him into conflict with his sister.

Anton Chekhov....Andrew Scott

Masha Chekhov....Romola Garai

Olga Knipper....Niamh Cusack

Uncle Mitrofan....Alan Williams

Paul Chekhov....Dave Hill

Guard....Bo Poraj

Sasha Chekhov....Keith Dunphy

Directed by Lucy Bailey.

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01The Leave Taking2010020720100125 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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From the playwright's tough childhood to his late marriage. Dramatisation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography with Andrew Scott.

Dramatisation following the playwright's tough childhood to his late marriage.

02At The Tailor's2010021420100126 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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The 19-year-old studies to be a doctor and writes stories. Dramatisation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography with Andrew Scott.

The 19-year-old studies to be a doctor and writes stories. With Andrew Scott.

03The Dead Pool2010022120100127 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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Anton is attracted to the daughter of the family's landlord. Dramatisation of Nemirovsky's biography with Andrew Scott.

Anton is attracted to the daughter of the family's landlord. With Andrew Scott.

04His Sister Masha2010022820100128 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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A successful short story writer, Anton aims to fix his relationship with his dad. Biography dramatisation with Andrew Scott.

A successful short story writer, Anton, aims to fix his relationship with his dad.

05 LASTThe Trap Pony2010030720100129 BT=2100 (BBC7)
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Falling for actress Olga Knipper, the writer faces conflict with his sister Masha. Biography dramatisation with Andrew Scott.

Falling for actress Olga Knipper, the writer faces conflict with his sister Masha.