The Jester of Astapovo

The Jester of Astapovo

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 12 June

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.
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