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


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01The Two Ivans2002032720041004
20091020 (R7)
20091025 (R7)
20091026 (R7)
20100517 (R7)
20100523 (R7)
20100524 (R7)
20110210 (R7)
20110213 (R7)
20110214 (R7)
20120116 (R4+)
20120117 (R4+)
20130515 (R4+)
20130516 (R4+)
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
  • 02The Overcoat2002040320041011
    20091027 (R7)
    20100524 (R7)
    20110217 (R7)
    20120123 (R4+)
    20120124 (R4+)
    20130522 (R4+)
    20130523 (R4+)
    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
  • 03Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka And His Aunt2002041020041018
    20091103 (R7)
    20100531 (R7)
    20110224 (R7)
    20120130 (R4+)
    20120131 (R4+)
    20130529 (R4+)
    20130530 (R4+)
    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.
    04The Nose2002041720041025
    20091110 (R7)
    20100607 (R7)
    20100613 (R7)
    20100614 (R7)
    20110303 (R7)
    20120206 (R4+)
    20120207 (R4+)
    20130605 (R4+)
    20130606 (R4+)
    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.
    05The Mysterious Portrait2002042420091117 (R7)
    20100614 (R7)
    20110310 (R7)
    20120213 (R4+)
    20120214 (R4+)
    20130612 (R4+)
    20130613 (R4+)
    St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist makes a pact with the devil.
    Chertkoff is St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist, until he makes a pact with the devil. With Stephen Moore. From April 2002.
    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.
    06 LASTThe Diary Of A Madman2002050120091124 (R7)
    20091129 (R7)
    20091130 (R7)
    20100621 (R7)
    20110317 (R7)
    20120220 (R4+)
    20120221 (R4+)
    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.

    Duration

    • 30 Minutes

    Genre

    • Sitcoms
    • Comedy

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