Michael Hastings's adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography of Anton Chekhov, dramatising crucial points in his life, from his tough childhood in the remote port of Taganrog to marriage in his final years.
Now in his thirties and a successful short story writer, Anton tends to the sick and tries to mend his relationship with his father. Meanwhile, a rich neighbour turns his attention toward Anton's sister Masha.
Anton Chekhov ...... Andrew Scott
Masha Chekhov ...... Romola Garai
Paul Chekhov ...... Dave Hill
Alex Smagin ...... Bo Poraj
Sasha Chekhov ...... Keith Dunphy
Directed by Lucy Bailey.
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