There is a Russian play on Radio 4 this Saturday from 2:30-3:30.
The Saturday Play
By Aleksei Arbuzov
Adapted by Jonathan Holloway from a translation by Ariadne
The Gulf of Riga, August 1968. Lydia is an eccentric new patient
at the sanatorium where Rodion is medical head. They are neither
of them youthful, they have both suffered in life, they have
very different characters, but something draws them to each
other and a rapport is built beyond doctor-patient. When her
stay is up can Lydia leave him for Moscow?
Lydia Vassilyevna …… Marcia Warren
Rodion Nikolayevich …… Geoffrey Whitehead
Directed by Anastasia Tolstoy