Three Days That Shook The World [Penny Gold]


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Three Days That Shook the World
By Penny Gold

A reconstruction of three of the most dramatic days in Soviet history - the attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991 - based on Gorbachev's own account. Imprisoned in a Black Sea dacha with all communications severed, Gorbachev and his family negotiate for their lives, while the coup-leaders attempt to win the country's support and reverse the reforms of the previous years.

Mikhail Gorbachev....John Shrapnel
Raisa Gorbachev...Frances Jeater
Irina...Frances Grey
Anatoly....Stephen Perring
Kseniya.... Lavinia Redman
Anuska....Annie Tricks
Oleg....Robert Gwilym
Baklanov....Bill Wallis
Boldin....Paul Humpoletz
General Verenniko....Cornelius Garrett

Directed by John Dryden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

1991, the USSR: Mikhail Gorbachev is imprisoned in a Black Sea dacha during a coup.