Three Ivans, Two Aunts And An Overcoat

Comedy drama series by Jim Poyser, based on stories by Nikolai Gogol.

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Jim Poyser's comedy drama series based on the short stories by Nikolai Gogol.

1/4. The Two Ivans

In the sleepy Russian town of Mirgorod, next-door neighbours Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are best friends the like of whom the world has never seen - until one day a careless insult changes everything.

Ivan Ivanovich ...... Griff Rhys Jones

Ivan Nikiforovich ...... Stephen Moore

Narrator ...... Brian Cant

Marfa ...... Ann Rye

Demyan ...... Rob Pickavance

Gapka ...... Emma Clarke

Produced by Susan Roberts.

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2/4. The Overcoat

By Jim Poyser

Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol

Akaky Akakyevich is a humble bureaucrat lost in the dismal ranks of the 19th century Russian civil service. But when he buys a brand new overcoat, things begin to look up.

Akaky Akakyevich ...... Stephen Moore

Kabolokov ...... Mark Chatterton

Denisov ...... David Crellin

Borsov ...... Russell Dixon

Tamara ...... Jo-Anne Knowles

Lizaveta ...... Brigit Forsyth

Radishev ...... Malcolm Raeburn

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3/4. Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and his Aunt

By Jim Poyser.

Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol.

When Ivan Shponka comes home from military service in Siberia he finds his aunt and her attempts to marry him off more harrowing than any Tartar warlord.

Shponka ...... Griff Rhys Jones

Colonel Drobyazhkin ...... Stephen Moore

Aunt ...... Ann Rye

Grigory ...... David Fleeshman

Driver ...... Rob Pickavance

Masha ...... Jo Joyner

Produced In Manchester by Susan Roberts.

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4/4

The Nose by Jim Poyser

Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol

One day Major Kovalyov awakes to find his nose has vanished. As if that weren't bad enough, he later sees it walking around St Petersburg, disguised as a state councillor.

Kovalyov ...... Stephen Moore

Porfiry ...... Jason Done

Ivan ...... Mark Chatterton

Mrs Podtochkin ...... Brigit Forsyth

Inspector ...... Russell Dixon

Policeman ...... David Crellin

Praskovya ...... Emma Clarke

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The Two Ivans

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In a sleepy Russian town, a careless insult changes the lives of two neighbours.

In a sleepy Russian town, a careless insult changes the lives of two neighbours. Stars Griff Rhys Jones. From March 2002.

In the sleepy Russian town of Mirgorod, next-door neighbours Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are best friends the like of whom the world has never seen - until one day a careless insult changes everything.

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  • demyan....rob pickavance
  • gapka....Emma Clarke
  • ivan ivanovich....Griff Rhys Jones
  • ivan nikiforovich....Stephen Moore
  • marfa....Ann Rye
  • narrator....brian cant
  • produced by - Susan Roberts

    in a sleepy russian town, a careless insult changes the lives of two neighbours.

    stars griff rhys jones.

    from march 2002

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    In the sleepy Russian town of Mirgorod, next-door neighbours Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are best friends the like of whom the world has never seen - until one day a careless insult changes everything.

  • produced by....b00nhq5d">

  • produced by....images
  • demyan....rob pickavance
  • gapka....Emma Clarke
  • ivan ivanovich....Griff Rhys Jones
  • ivan nikiforovich....Stephen Moore
  • marfa....Ann Rye
  • narrator....brian cant
  • produced by - Susan Roberts

    in a sleepy russian town, a careless insult changes the lives of two neighbours.

    stars griff rhys jones.

    from march 2002

    in a sleepy russian town, a careless insult changes the lives of two neighbours. stars griff rhys jones. from march 2002

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    A humble Russian civil servant's career is stuck in a dismal rut until he buys a new coat.

    A humble Russian civil servant's career is stuck in a dismal rut, until he buys a new coat. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

    Akaky Akakyevich is a humble bureaucrat lost in the dismal ranks of the 19th century Russian civil service.

    But when he buys a brand new overcoat, things begin to look up.

  • akaky akakyevich....Stephen Moore
  • borsov....Russell Dixon
  • denisov....David Crellin
  • kabolokov....Mark Chatterton
  • lizaveta....Brigit Forsyth
  • radishev....Malcolm Raeburn
  • tamara....jo-anne knowles

    with Stephen Moore.

    from april 2002

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    A humble Russian civil servant's career is stuck in a dismal rut, until he buys a new coat. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

    A humble Russian civil servant's career is stuck in a dismal rut until he buys a new coat.

    Akaky Akakyevich is a humble bureaucrat lost in the dismal ranks of the 19th century Russian civil service.

    But when he buys a brand new overcoat, things begin to look up.

  • akaky akakyevich....Stephen Moore
  • borsov....Russell Dixon
  • denisov....David Crellin
  • kabolokov....Mark Chatterton
  • lizaveta....Brigit Forsyth
  • radishev....Malcolm Raeburn
  • tamara....jo-anne knowles

    with Stephen Moore.

    from april 2002

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    Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable.

    Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable. With Griff Rhys Jones. From April 2002.

    When Ivan Shponka comes home from military service in Siberia he finds his aunt and her attempts to marry him off more harrowing than any Tartar warlord.

    Shponka....Griff Rhys Jones

    Colonel Drobyazhkin....Stephen Moore

    Aunt....Ann Rye

    Grigory....David Fleeshman

    Driver....Rob Pickavance

    Masha....Jo Joyner

    Produced In Manchester by Susan Roberts

    With Griff Rhys Jones.

    From April 2002.

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    Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable.

    Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable. With Griff Rhys Jones. From April 2002.

    When Ivan Shponka comes home from military service in Siberia he finds his aunt and her attempts to marry him off more harrowing than any Tartar warlord.

    Shponka....Griff Rhys Jones

    Colonel Drobyazhkin....Stephen Moore

    Aunt....Ann Rye

    Grigory....David Fleeshman

    Driver....Rob Pickavance

    Masha....Jo Joyner

    Produced In Manchester by Susan Roberts

    With Griff Rhys Jones.

    From April 2002.

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    Major Kovalyov's nose vanishes and reappears in St Petersburg disguised as a councillor.

    Major Kovalyov's nose vanishes and reappears in St Petersburg disguised as a councillor. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

    One day Major Kovalyov awakes to find his nose has vanished.

    As if that weren't bad enough, he later sees it walking around St Petersburg, disguised as a state councillor.

    Kovalyov....Stephen Moore

    Porfiry....Jason Done

    Ivan....Mark Chatterton

    Mrs Podtochkin....Brigit Forsyth

    Inspector....Russell Dixon

    Policeman....David Crellin

    Praskovya....Emma Clarke

    With Stephen Moore.

    From April 2002.

    Major Kovalyov's nose vanishes, and reappears in St Petersburg disguised as a councillor.

    Major Kovalyov's nose vanishes, and reappears in St Petersburg disguised as a councillor. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

    One day Major Kovalyov awakes to find his nose has vanished.

    As if that weren't bad enough, he later sees it walking around St Petersburg, disguised as a state councillor.

    Kovalyov....Stephen Moore

    Porfiry....Jason Done

    Ivan....Mark Chatterton

    Mrs Podtochkin....Brigit Forsyth

    Inspector....Russell Dixon

    Policeman....David Crellin

    Praskovya....Emma Clarke

    With Stephen Moore.

    From April 2002.

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    Chertkoff is St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist, until he makes a pact with the devil. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

    St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist makes a pact with the devil.

    An artist's principles fail to resist the opportunity of a pact with the Devil.

    Chertkoff is St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist, until a pact with the devil.

    With Stephen Moore.

    From April 2002.

    Chertkoff is St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist, until he makes a pact with the devil.

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    A civil servant's dull existence is transformed when he overhears two dogs talking.

    A civil servant's dull existence is transformed when he overhears two dogs talking. With Griff Rhys Jones. From May 2002.

    A civil servant's boring existence is transformed when he overhears a conversation between two dogs.

    With Griff Rhys Jones.