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
Sat 08 Jun 2019 14:30 BBC Radio 4 FM
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 
Mike Walker's adaptation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's classic portrayal of life in Stalin's prison camps.
With Neil Dudgeon, Philip Jackson, Paul Chan, Jonathan Tafler.
Dramatized by Mike Walker
Directed by Ned Chaillet.
Ivan Denisovich....Neil Dudgeon
The Captain....Bruce Purchase
The Tartar....Stephen Critchlow
Guard 1....Seun Shote
Sat 6 Sep 2008
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Movie (1970) Tom Courtenay YouTube