BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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The Cherry Orchard 

Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled, aging aristocratic lady who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial... See full summary »

Director:

Cedric Messina

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Elisaveta Fen (translation)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jenny Agutter ... Anya
Ray Brooks ... Yasha
Laurence Carter Laurence Carter ... Yepihodov
Christopher Gable Christopher Gable ... Trofimov
Charles Gray ... Gayev
Celia Johnson ... Madame Ranyevskaya
Gemma Jones ... Varya
Hugh Manning Hugh Manning ... Pishchik
Adrienne Posta ... Doonyasha
Cyril Shaps ... Feers
David Spenser David Spenser ... Soldier
Mary Wimbush ... Carlotta
Edward Woodward ... Lopakhin
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Storyline

Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled, aging aristocratic lady who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin, her former serf, who has his own agenda. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Genres:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1971 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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