Dead Souls

A comic tour de force about human folly and one of the jewels of Russian literature.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950226]

Nicolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece, set in 1820s Russia, is dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and stars Ken Stott as Chichikov.

1: Coming. A man arrives in an isolated provincial town. His mission is to buy up the "dead souls".

Musicians Eleanor Knight , Andy Crowdie , George Ricci and Jamie McCarthy

Music by Andy Frizell. Director Kate Rowland Repeated Friday 2.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950226]

Unknown: Nicolai Gogol

Unknown: Stephen Wyatt

Unknown: Ken Stott

Musicians: Eleanor Knight

Musicians: Andy Crowdie

Musicians: George Ricci

Musicians: Jamie McCarthy

Music By: Andy Frizell.

Director: Kate Rowland

Korobochka: Jean Alexander

Plyushkin: Bryan Pringle

Nozdrev: Mark McGann

Anna: Brigit Forsyth

Sobakievich: Trevor Cooper

Manilov: Robert Whelan

Mme Manilov: Jane Cox

Selifan: David Whitaker

Landlord: David Fleeshman

Proshka: Jane Hazlegrove

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950303]

Nicolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece, set in 1820s Russia, is dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and stars Ken Stott as Chichikov.

1: Coming. A man arrives in an isolated provincial town.

His mission is to buy up "dead souls" - serfs who are dead but who the census still has registered as living. But why, and who is he anyway?

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950303]

Unknown: Nicolai Gogol

Unknown: Stephen Wyatt

Unknown: Ken Stott

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950305]

Nikolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece set in 1820s Russia, dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and starring Ken Stott as Chichikov.

2: Going. Rumour and truth about

Chichikov start to spiral out of control. with Bryan Pringle , David Fleeshman and Robert Whelan. Musicians Eleanor Knight , Andy Crowdie , George Ricci and Jamie McCarthy. Music composed by Andy Frizell Director Kate Rowland. Rptd Friday 2.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950305]

Unknown: Nikolai Gogol

Unknown: Stephen Wyatt

Unknown: Ken Stott

Unknown: Bryan Pringle

Unknown: David Fleeshman

Unknown: Robert Whelan.

Musicians: Eleanor Knight

Musicians: Andy Crowdie

Musicians: George Ricci

Musicians: Jamie McCarthy.

Composed By: Andy Frizell

Director: Kate Rowland.

Anna: Brigit Forsyth

Sofya: Jean Alexander

Nozdrev: Mark McGann

Sobakievich: Trevor Cooper

Selifan: David Whitaker

Arkadia: Jane Cox

Oulenka: Jane Hazlegrove

Woman: Kathy Jamieson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950310]

Nikolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece set in 1820s Russia, dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and starring Ken Stott as Chichikov.

2: Going. Chichikov is at the height of his popularity when rumour and truth about him start to spiral out of control. Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950310]

Unknown: Nikolai Gogol

Unknown: Stephen Wyatt

Unknown: Ken Stott

012006042320060429
20101220 (BBC7)
20101221 (BBC7)
20120822 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)
20070224 (WS)
20070225 (WS)

Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his narrator in tow, and starts touting for dead souls.

Why? What is he going to do with them? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society.

Chichikov arrives in a Russian town with the Narrator to tout for dead serfs.

When Chichikov arrives in a Russian town with the Narrator to tout for dead serfs, suspicions are aroused. Stars Michael Palin.

012006042320060429
20101220 (BBC7)
20101221 (BBC7)
20120822 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)
20070224 (WS)
20070225 (WS)

Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his narrator in tow, and starts touting for dead souls.

Why? What is he going to do with them? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society.

Chichikov arrives in a Russian town with the Narrator to tout for dead serfs.

When Chichikov arrives in a Russian town with the Narrator to tout for dead serfs, suspicions are aroused. Stars Michael Palin.

02 LAST2006043020060506
20101221 (BBC7)
20101222 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)
20120824 (BBC7)
20070303 (WS)
20070304 (WS)

In disgrace, Chichikov is arrested but escapes with the narrator's help to another part of Russia.

He at last seems determined to make a fresh start and become an honest man.

However, his past is about to catch up with him.

Arrested Chichikov escapes, determined to become honest.

Arrested Chichikov escapes, determined to become honest - but his past soon catches up with him. Stars Michael Palin.

02 LAST2006043020060506
20101221 (BBC7)
20101222 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)
20120824 (BBC7)
20070303 (WS)
20070304 (WS)

In disgrace, Chichikov is arrested but escapes with the narrator's help to another part of Russia.

He at last seems determined to make a fresh start and become an honest man.

However, his past is about to catch up with him.

Arrested Chichikov escapes, determined to become honest.

Arrested Chichikov escapes, determined to become honest - but his past soon catches up with him. Stars Michael Palin.