Chekhov, Anton

Last Edited: 19-Mar-2016
A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title Cast Parameters
28-Oct-2002 to
01-Nov-2002
Disappointment
  1. His Wife
  2. The Bet
  3. The Beauty
  4. Concerning Love
  5. Vanka
read by Ewan Macgregor
translated by Ronald Hingley
produced by Jeff Dienne
directed by Gavin Miller
14:22, 8436, S
14:17, 8386, S
14:18, 8390, S
14:14, 8354, S
14:46, 8670, S
15-Apr-1972
Broadcast R7:
31-Jul-2004
The Darling Performed by Patricia Routledge
Produced by John Tydeman
14:40, 6876, m
Broadcast R7:
07-Jan-2006
Romance with a Double Bass
Performed by Alistair McGowan
Produced by Duncan Minshull
15:35, 14624, S
Broadcast R7:
04-Jan-2007
In the Dark / He Quarelled with
His Wife
Performed by Alistair McGowan
Produced by Duncan Minshull
15:38, 14666, S
Broadcast R7:
12-Feb-2006
Boys
Performed by Alistair McGowan
Produced by ?
16:23, 15370, S
Broadcast R7:
14-Aug-2004
Swan Song Wilfrid Lawson, John Rudduck
Translated by Nicholas Bethel
Produced by John Tydeman
24:24, 22888, S
BBC R3
12-Mar-2006
Swan Song Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen
Production Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Studio Manager: Roy Fraser
Directed by Martin Jenkins
19:43, 18490, S
25-Jan-2010
BBC R7
An Incident read by Alastair McGowan
translated by Constance Garnet
produced by Duncan Minshull
13:23, 12555, S
26-Jan-2010
BBC R7
A Play read by Alastair McGowan
translated by Constance Garnet
produced by Duncan Minshull
14:32, 13631, S
27-Jan-2010
BBC R7
The Old House read by Alastair McGowan
translated by Constance Garnet
produced by Duncan Minshull
14:19, 13436, S
28-Jan-2010
BBC R7
Ivan Matveyitch read by Alastair McGowan
translated by Constance Garnet
produced by Duncan Minshull
14:44, 13814, S
29-Jan-2010
BBC R7
Bad Weather read by Alastair McGowan
translated by Constance Garnet
produced by Duncan Minshull
13:13, 12405, S
BBC WS
31-Mar-1978
Uncle Vanya Peter Jeffrey, Sara Kestelman, Clive Merrison, Rosalind
Adams, Malcolm Hayes, Hilda Fennimore, Nan Merriott
Watson, John Bull
translated by David Marschak
adapted by John Richmond
Director: Dickon Reed
90:04, 21111, M
24-Jan-2010
BBC R7
Uncle Vanya Robert Stevens, Michael Gough, Brenda Blathin,
Cheryl Campbell, Timothy Dalton, Madaleine Thomas,
Pauline Letts, David Sinclair, Alan Dudley
translated and adapted by Christopher Hampton
Produced by Jane Morgan
108:07, 101375, S
BBC R3
01-Jun-2014
Uncle Vanya Neil Dudgeon, Lyndsey Marshal, Geoffrey Streatfield,
Bryony Hannah, Anton Lesser, Polly Hemingway,
Michael Bertenshaw, Maggie McCarthy, Clive Hayward
translated and adapted by Christopher Hampton
directed by Marc Beeby
107:51, 101043, S
31-Jan-2010
BBC R7
Wild Honey Ian McCallum, Elizabeth Bell, Elizabeth Garvey, Anna
Calder Marshall, Joan Walker, Paul Jesson, Garard
Greene, Norman Bird, Norman Jones, Peter Crays,
John Baddiley, Steve Hodson
translated and adapted by Michael Frayn
directed by Peter King
124:37, 116831, S
25-Jan-2010 to
29-Jan-2010
About Love
  1. The Man in a Case
  2. The Black Monk
  3. The Huntsman
  4. The Lady with the Little Dog
  5. Rothschild's Violin
  1. Michael Pennington, Jasper Britton, Nicholas Boulton,
    Zoe Waites
  2. Michael Pennington, Jasper Britton, Nicholas Boulton,
    Zoe Waites, Philip Voss
  3. Michael Pennington, Jasper Britton, Nicholas Boulton,
    Zoe Waites
  4. Michael Pennington, Zoe Waites, Jasper Britton
  5. Michael Pennington, Jasper Britton, Nicholas Boulton,
    Zoe Waites, Philip Voss
dramatised by Martyn Wade
Directed by Philip Franks and Jane Morgan
13:40, 12818, S
13:50, 12985, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:24, 12564, S
BBC WS
1992
Ivanov Bob Peck, Carl Johnson, Norman Rodway, Anna
Courtemarche, Alan Cumming, David Swift, Anne Carroll,
Mark Strong, Rudy Davis, Polly James, Nancy Rowlands
adapted by Ronald Harwood
produced by Hilary Norrish
89:09, 20899, m
BBC R3
BBC WS
02-Jan-1994
Ivanov Ralph Fiennes, Anthony O'Donnell, Harriet Walter, Oliver
Ford Davies, Bill Paterson, David Morrissey, Ian
McDiarmid, Camilla Power, Suzanne Bertish, Geraldine
McNulty, Marcia Warren, Giles Smith
Music by Nick Bicat
Adapted and directed by David Hare
87:42, 100987, S
01-Jul-2004 Marriage According to Chekov
Two one-act plays and a short story
  1. The Proposal
  2. Foiled
  3. The Wedding
Richard Elfyn, Nicholas Farrell, Clare Holman, Simon
Ludders, John McAndrew, Christine Pritchard, Richard
Tate, Stephen Thorne
directed by Alison Hindle
44:10, 51779, S
BBC R3
15-May-1970
Miss Anya Margaret Wolfit, David Spencer, Norman Shelley,
Hester Payton-Brown, Wilfrid Carter, Gordon Faith,
Patricia Levinton, Margaret Ward
produced by Betty Davis
56:47, 53238, M
BBC R3
03-Nov-1986
The Bear Ingrid Craigie, Sean Barrett, Paddy Dooney,
Trevor Moore
Translated by Ronald Hingley
Adapted for radio by Joyce Bell
Directed by Jeremy Howe
26:58, 37943, S
BBC R3
06-Nov-1986
The Proposal Marcella Riordan, Stephen Brennan, Michael Duffy
translated by Ronald Hingley 
Directed by Clive Brill
27:34, 38779, S
BBC WS
13-Jan-1993
The Chekhov Vaudeville
  1. The Proposal
  2. On the Evils of Tobacco
  3. Drama
Richard Griffiths, Rosalind Ayres, Christopher Benjamin,
Jennie Howe,
Translated, narrated and adapted by Michael Frayn
directed by David Hitchinson
58:41, 17197, M
BBC WS
25-Feb-1985
The Cherry Orchard Billie Whitelaw, Robert Lang, Charles Kay, Karen Archer,
Richard Derrington, John Hollis
Translated by Ronald Hingley
Adapted for radio and directed by Walter Acosta
86:25, 20259, M
BBC WS
24-Jun-1996
The Cherry Orchard Dorothy Tutin, Norman Rodway, Tim Pigott-Smith, Emily
Richard, Nigel Anthony, Jennie Funnel, John Hudson,
Timothy Bateson, Kim Wall, Patience Tomlinson, Alex
Lowe, Elaine Pike
music by Colin Sell
directed by David Hitchinson
Translated by Michael Frayn
Directed by David Hitchinson
87:41, 20554, M
BBC R3
24-Jan2010
The Cherry Orchard Sarah Miles, Nicholas le Prevost, Susannah Fielding,
Anne-Marie Duff, Goona Cautherie, Roger Hammond,
Matthew Marsh, Malcolm Tierney, Jill Cardo, Stephen
Critchlow, Inam Mirza, Hannah Nicholson
translated by Sascha Dunkdale
directed by Peter Cavanaugh
119:54, 112415, S
BBC R4
29-Apr-1974
The Cherry Orchard Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Kenneth Haigh, Anna
Massey, Robert Harris, Sinead Cusack, Terry Scully,
Patricia Routledge, Rolf Lefebvre, Timothy Bateson,
Andrew Sachs, Elizabeth Revill, Hugh Ross
Translated from the Russian by Richard Cottrell
Produced by John Tydeman
109:24, 102875, S
BBC HS
24-May-1965
Three Sisters Terry Scully, Gudrun Ure, Rosalie Crutchley, Jill
Bennett, Lynn Redgrave, George Cole, Paul
Scofield, Ian McKellen, David Buck, Wilfrid
Lawson, Andrew Sachs, Michael McLain,
George Hagan, Dorothy Holmes-Gore
translated by Elisaveta Fen
adapted for radio by Peter Watts
Musical Adviser: Alexis Chesnakov
Producer: John Tydeman
121:06, 70961, M
BBC WS
Jan-1990
Three Sisters Anna Calder-Marshall, Julie Christie, Amanda
Root, Duncan Preston, Bernard Hepton, Michael
Cochrane, Eve Matheson, John Moffett,
Henry Stamper, Robert Glennister, Margot Boyd,
Michael Bilton, Robert Wooley, Dale Rapley
translated by Michael Frayn
adapted for radio and directed by Walter Acosta
57:39, 13516, M
57:59, 13593, M
BBC R3
1989
Three Sisters Julia Dearden, Michelle Forbes, Catherine Brennan,
John Hewitt, Bernie Sweeney, Tony Doyle, Adrian
Dunbar, Ian McIlhinney, Connor Hill, Sarah Jones,
Kitty Gibson, Michael Gormley
Translated and adapted for radio by Brian Friel
Directed by Pam Brighton
176:47, 163897, S
BBC R3
2016
Three Sisters Hattie Morahan, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Flora
Spencer-Longhurst, Alex Waldmann, Robert Pugh, Elliot
Cowan, Mark Edel-Hunt, Jonathan Forbes, Leila Crerar,
Sion Pritchard, Shirley Dixon, William Thomas, Gareth
Pierce, Aled Bidder
Adaptor    DJ Britton
Director    Alison Hindell
126:25, 118255, S
BBC R3
13-Feb-1968
The Seagull Irene Worth, Zena Walker, Ian McKellen, Hugh
Burden, Jack May, Barbara Mitchell, Ronald
Herdman, Victor Lucas, Marjorie Westbury,
Anthony Jackson, Bernard Brown
translated by David Magarshack
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
115:17, 67559, M
BBC WS
1986
The Seagull Anna Massey, Alan Rickman, Dominic Guard, Fiona
Vintry, T P McKenna, Alan McNaughton, Tony
Doyle, Kate Binchy, Maggie McCarthy, Sean
Barrett, Breff McKenna
written for radio by Thomas Kilroy
Directed by David Hitchinson
89:39, 21014, M
BBC R4
01-Nov-1993
The Seagull Diana Quick, Alex Jennings, Helena Bonham-Carter,
Robert Glennister, Kate Buffery, Edward
Petherbridge, Richard Pearson, Frances Jeater,
Colin Pinney, Nicholas Boulton
dramatised by Martyn Wade
directed by Cherry Cookson
117:52, 69065, M
BBC WS
18-Mar-2006
The Seagull Ben Silverstone, Lydia Nannot, Liza Sadovy,
Nicholas Farrell, Geoffrey Beavers, Kim Wall, Helen
Longworth, Paul Basely, Stephen Critchlow,
translated by Yelo Vetifem
adapted by Chris Fallon
directed by Gordon House
118:12, 82510, S
BBC R3
31-Jan-2010
The Seagull Siobhan Redmond, Paul Higgins, Robin Laing, Sean
Scanlan, Ashley Smith, Lewis Howden, Daniela
Nardini, Meg Fraser, Finlay Welsh, Tom Freeman
Adapted for radio by Stuart Paterson
English translation by George Calderon
Director - Dominic Hill
109:31, 38779, S
BBC WS
17-Jul-2004
The Duel Raymond Coulthard, Robert Dawes, Emilia Fox,
Tobias Menzies, Jule Amunbala, Jeannine
Devitski, John Rowe, Chris Pavlo, Martin Hyder,
Jon Glover
adapted by Jeremy Front
Directed by Marion Nancarrow
118:08, 20660, M


Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date Title Cast Parameters
26-Jun-2004 Checkov's Death: Fact or Fiction Julian Evans
Laura Windemuth
27:48, 26077, s
19-Jan-2010 The House That Chekhov Built Michael Pennington
produced by Joe Meek
27:58, 26226, S
R7:
24-Jan-2010
How Chekhov Speaks to Us Joanna Pinnock
produced by Liz Janes
10:33, 9904, S