The Russian Gambler

BBC Radio 4

17th & 24th November 2013

“Prepare to be carried away into a world of bling, dodgy deals, dangerous liaisons… A stunning drama with a rich, atmospheric soundscape…” The Daily Mail

ED STOPPARD plays a brilliant, penniless pianist seduced by the high-stakes world of a Russian oligarch in this modern-day take on a Russian classic.

A two-part drama by DOLYA GAVANSKI about Russian oligarchs in London inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Gambler”.

A BBC Radio 4 CLASSIC SERIAL:

Part 1 – 3pm, Sun 17th Nov (Repeat 9pm, Sat 23rd Nov)

Part 2 – 3pm, Sun 24th Nov (Repeat 9pm, Sat 30th Nov)

Cast: Alexei – Ed Stoppard, Mikhail – Matthew Marsh, Polina – Dolya Gavanski, Vika – Isabella Blake Thomas, Astley – Graham Seed, Francois – Orlando Seale, Katie – Lucy May Barker, Inokenti – George Lasha, Masha – Irina Karatcheva, Mullighan – Jay Taylor, Office Worker – Alana Ramsey, Blake – Timothy Walker

Production: Casting – Toby Whale, Script Editor – Mike Walker, Sound Design – Steve Bond

Original music composed and performed by Sacha Puttnam

Written by Dolya Gavanski

Directed and Produced by John Dryden

Links:

Radio Times preview by Tom Goulding

 

 

 

One single comment

  1. RoB Dunger says:

    It’s a sort of complaint :-)
    Driving to London theo ther day, i was really enjoying The Russian Gambler.
    On a route I didnt know too well, I was very often prompted by my friendly SatNav. Getting annoyed by the interruptions, I muted the voice.

    Yes….. I missed my turn, and ended up going 25 miles too far!
    YOUR fault entirely, but THANK YOU !
    kind regards Rob Dunger, BBC Radio Suffolk

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