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A Month in the Country (ITV 1955, Margaret Leighton, Michael Gough)



Drama A Month in the Country was based on the Turgenev play. A newcomer to a wealthy Russian household manages to stir up jealousy and resentment. This production was broadcast during ITV’s first week on the air.

An edition of Internation Theatre from the very earliest days of the ITV Network with a major all star cast. In 1985 The BBC mounted another production of this, produced by Louis Marks and directed by Bill Hays. Amongst the cast were Eleanor Bron and Richard Briers.

production details
UK / ITV Network / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 27 September 1955 @ 8.30pm

Writers: Robert Hamer, Alwyne Whatsley / Translation: Constance Garnett / Play: Turgenev / Producer: John Clements

Margaret Leighton as Natalya
Michael Gough as Rakitin
Frederick Schiller as Schaaf
Susan Richmond as Anna
John Bailey as Kolya
Laurence Harvey as Beliayev
Audrey Nicholson as Maid
Miles Malleson as Dr Shpigelsky
Zena Walker as Vera
Geoffrey Keen as Islayev
Charles Lloyd Pack as Bolshintsov