Drama of the Week

Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.



The Jester of Astapovo

Nothing happens in Astapovo, an isolated little place in the vast Russian countryside. Until the day a very unwell Count Leo Tolstoy arrives at the little railway station with the Countess - and the hungry Russian press pack - on his trail. Rose Tremain's dramatisation of her own short story is based on real events. Ivan ..... John Lightbody Anna ..... Maggie Service Countess Tolstoya ..... Barbara Flynn Chertkov ..... Ewan Bailey Dushan ..... Chris Lew Kum Hoi Count Leo Tolstoy/Dmitri ..... Roger Ringrose Sound ..... Caleb Knightley Directed by Marc Beeby Written by Rose Tremain This was originally aired on Radio 4.


 2020-06-12  45m