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These star-studded adaptations, commissioned to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Chekhov's birth, feature some of the most acclaimed and celebrated actors from British stage and screen comedy. The plays were chosen because of their wonderful comic tone and are regarded as some of the Russian playwright

Chekhov Comedy Shorts is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2010.

Chekhov Comedy Shorts is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chekhov Comedy Shorts on demand atAmazon Prime online.

1 Season, 3 Episodes
November 14, 2010
Cast: Julian Barratt, Steve Coogan, Mackenzie Crook, Julia Davis
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Chekhov Comedy Shorts Full Episode Guide

  • In The Dangers of Tobacco, Nyukhin, a brow-beaten husband, delivers a lecture on the harmful effects of smoking tobacco. Then, in The Proposal, nervous hypochondriac Lomov visits his neighbor Natasha to ask for her hand in marriage.

  • Rude and boorish landowner Smirnoff calls on the recently widowed Popova to collect a debt owed to him by her late husband. When the grieving widow is unable to pay him, Smirnoff simply refuses to leave - and in the passionate, fiery altercation which follows, they agree to fight a duel to the death with a pair of pistols.

  • Tolkachov, a frustrated and exasperated family man, exhausted from running countless errands for friends and family, visits his good friend Murashkin for some much needed sympathy. But his rant leaves him with more problems than he started with.