The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic, dramatised in four parts by Melissa Murray.

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20100615 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)

Prince Myshkin is on his way home to Russia after spending years abroad trying to treat his epilepsy.

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20100616 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)

Having also suffered in the past, Prince Myshkin feels an empathy with Nastasya.

Despite the dark tales he's heard about her, Myshkin heads to Nastasya's birthday party.

Despite the dark tales he's heard about her, Prince Myshkin eagerly heads to Nastasya's birthday party.

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20100617 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)

Recovering from an epileptic fit, Prince Myshkin analyses his feelings for two very different women.

Prince Myshkin analyses his feelings for the spoilt but captivating Nastasya.

Prince Myshkin analyses his feelings for the spoilt but captivating Nastasya - and the more timid Aglaya.

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20100618 (BBC7)
20100619 (BBC7)

Nastasya and Aglaya talk over their feelings for Prince Myshkin, whose health is on a knife-edge.

Nastasya and Aglaya discuss their feelings for Myshkin, as he begins to fear for his life.

Nastasya and Aglaya meet to talk over their feelings for Prince Myshkin - as he begins to fear for his life.