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A lovely, gentle play set in Russia in 1968

19th July 2004

Dear all
There is a Russian play on Radio 4 this Saturday from 2:30-3:30.
Best wishes
Anna

The Saturday Play
Old-World
By Aleksei Arbuzov
Adapted by Jonathan Holloway from a translation by Ariadne
Nicolaeff.

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

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