On The Eve [Ivan Turgenev]

Episodes

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01The Search For Love1993101720190613 (BBC7)
20190612 (BBC7)

Who will Elena fall in love with? The artist, Shubin or the philosopher Bersyenev? The she meets a real hero, Insarov.

Starring Amanda Root as Elena and Philip Franks as Insarov.

Ivan Turgenev's romantic novella dramatised in two parts by Michael Crompton.

Pavel Shubin.... John Lloyd Fillingham
Andrei Bersyenev.... Mark Chatterton
Anna.... Jane Cox
Nikolai.... Russell Dixon
Uvar.... Alan Partington
Zoya... Saskia Downes
Fedushka... Keith Clifford
German bully... Martin Oldfield
with John Griffin and Stephen Tomlin

Director Michael Fox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.

Set on the eve of the Crimean war an upper-class Russian woman is in search of love.

Who will Elena fall in love with? Ivan Turgenev's romantic novella.

Who will Elena fall in love with? Ivan Turgenev's romantic novella.

02The Disappearance1993102420190614 (BBC7)
20190613 (BBC7)

Insarov's sudden disappearance is bewildering to Elena. But she is determined to love him, whatever the cost.

Starring Amanda Root as Elena and Philip Franks as Insarov.

Conclusion of Ivan Turgenev's romantic story of love and patriotism, dramatised in two parts by Michael Crompton.

Pavel Shubin.... John Lloyd Fillingham
Andrei Bersyenev.... Mark Chatterton
Anna.... Jane Cox
Nikolai.... Russell Dixon
Uvar.... Alan Partington
Zoya... Saskia Downes
Fedushka... Keith Clifford
Priest's wife / old woman.... Ann Rye
Kurnatovski.... John Griffin
Renditch.... Martin Oldfield
Lupoyarov....Stephen Tomlin

Director: Michael Fox

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.

Dimitri Insarov disappears suddenly having fallen in love with upper class Russian Elena.

Who will Elena fall in love with? Ivan Turgenev's romantic novella.

Who will Elena fall in love with? Ivan Turgenev's romantic novella.