BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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The Three Sisters 

In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, ... See full summary »

Director:

Cedric Messina

Writers:

Moura Budberg, Anton Chekhov (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Suzman ... Masha
Eileen Atkins ... Olga
Michele Dotrice ... Irina
Michael Bryant ... Vershinin
Joss Ackland ... Chebutykin
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ... Natasha
Ronald Hines ... Toozenbach
Anthony Hopkins ... Andrey
Richard Pearson ... Koolyghin
Donald Pickering ... Soliony
Christopher Timothy ... Fedotik
Matthew Roberton Matthew Roberton ... Rodé (as Matthew Robertson)
Erik Chitty ... Ferapont
Marda Vanne Marda Vanne ... Anfisa
Lisa Carroll Lisa Carroll ... Maid
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In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, where life is charming and stimulating meaningful. But for now they exist in a malaise of dissatisfaction. Soldiers from the local military post provide them some companionship and society, but nothing can suffice to replace Moscow in their hopes. Andrei marries a provincial girl, Natasha, and begins to settle into a life of much less meaning than he had hoped. Natasha begins to run the family her way. Masha, though married, yearns for the sophisticated life and begins a dalliance with Vershinin, an army officer with a sick and suicidal wife. Even Irina, the freshest, most optimistic of the sisters, begins to waver in her dreams until, finally, tragedy strikes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1970 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of two British made adaptations of Anton Chekhov's 1900 play "Three Sisters" released in 1970. The other was Three Sisters (1970). See more »

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Remade as A három növér (1991) See more »

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