One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's classic tale, published in 1962 and the first book to give a true insight into life in a 1950s Soviet labour camp.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's classic tale, published in 1962 and the first book to give a true insight into life in a 1950s Soviet labour camp. It was specifically mentioned in the presentation speech when Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Ivan Denisovich Shukhov has been sentenced to a camp in the Soviet gulag system. He was accused of becoming a spy after being captured briefly by the Germans as a prisoner of war during the Second World War.
He is innocent, but is sentenced to ten years in a forced labor camp. This is what happens during one day of his sentence.
Ivan ..... John Hollingworth
Buinovsky ..... Nigel Cooke
Tsezar ..... Joseph Kloska
Alyosha ..... Joshua Akehurst
Tiurin ..... Nick Murchie
Pavlo ..... Pat Marlowe
Kolya ..... Christopher Buckley
Volkovoi ..... David John
Fetiukov ..... Sam Donnelly
The Narrator ..... Olivia Darnley
Music by Joseph Bedell-Brill
Based on the book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Adapted for Radio by Robin Brooks
Produced and Directed By Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4