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Summary

Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Andrew Sachs and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies star in this 1974 BBC Radio full-cast production of Chekhov’s classic play.

Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate - which includes their beloved cherry orchard - has to be sold to cover the family’s debts. They believe a miracle can save their orchard. But will their stubborn pride and fond, childhood memories be enough?

Chekhov’s tragic-comedy is about the passing of an era and is a timeless study of a Russian aristocratic family desperately clinging to the past.

Among the star cast in this 1974 production are Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge and Andrew Sachs.

The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

©1974 Anton Chekhov (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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wonderful

living on a small Scottish island, i dont get to see very many plays. so these audio productions are greatly valuable.

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  • Pierre
  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • 17-03-11

Dramatised

The benefit of a dramatised is that the reading has feeling and passion. this presentation has all that in abundance. Beautiful piece of work from Chekhov and a great offering.

I recommend this version.

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  • mary
  • 16-04-12

Stellar production of Chekhov's masterpiece

A brilliant and heartbreaking production of this masterful play peformed by some of Britains greatest actors.

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