Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's classic tale, published in 1962 and the first book to give a true insight into life in a 1950s Soviet labour camp. It was specifically mentioned in the presentation speech when Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Ivan Denisovich Shukhov has been sentenced to a camp in the Soviet gulag system. He was accused of becoming a spy after being captured briefly by the Germans as a prisoner of war during the Second World War.
He is innocent, but is sentenced to ten years in a forced labor camp. This is what happens during one day of his sentence.
Music by Joseph Bedell-Brill
Based on the book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's classic tale depicting life in a 1950s Soviet labour camp.
Drama from BBC Radio 4