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Prince Myshkin courageously returns to Russian society, after years abroad spent treating his epilepsy. Stars Paul Rhys.

In one of his most famous and personal novels, Dostoyevsky portrays the vivid inner life of Prince Myshkin, who has returned from years abroad spent trying to treat his epilepsy. It takes courage for him to reintroduce himself into Russian society. On the long rain journey home, he firsts learns the story of a woman who will dominate his life from now on.

Adapted by Melissa Murray.

Starring Paul Rhys as Prince Myshkin, Alex Jennings as Ganya, Roger Allam as Rogazhin, Lia Williams as Nastasya, David Swift as General Yepanchin and Paula Jacobs as Mrs Yepanchin,

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 25 Mar 2020 03:00

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