Chekhov: Comedy Shorts. Nyukhin (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Chekhov: Comedy Shorts

Chekhov: Comedy Shorts

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Arts 2
  • 2010
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

Four all-star comedy dramas for Sky Arts, based on stories by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Also features Johnny Vegas, Mackenzie Crook, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, Mathew Horne and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - A Reluctant Tragic Hero

Tolkachov (Johnny Vegas) is a frustrated and exasperated family man.

Further details

Chekhov: Comedy Shorts. Image shows from L to R: Murashkin (Mackenzie Crook), Tolkachov (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Tolkachov a frustrated and exasperated family man, exhausted from running constant and countless errands for friends and family, visits his good friend Murashkin to let off steam, and hopefully garner some much needed sympathy. But the result of his rant only serves to see him leaving with more problems than he actually arrived with.

Broadcast details

Sunday 14th November 2010
Sky Arts 2
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 2nd June 2011 10:00pm Sky Arts 2
Sunday 14th August 2011 8:00pm Sky Arts 2
Wednesday 17th August 2011 12:00am Sky Arts 2
Thursday 3rd November 2011 8:00pm Sky Arts 2
Friday 4th November 2011 3:00pm Sky Arts 2
Saturday 5th November 2011 8:20am Sky Arts 2
Thursday 29th December 2011 4:30pm Sky Arts 2
Thursday 29th December 2011 7:00pm Sky Arts 2
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 5:30pm Sky Arts 2
Saturday 7th January 2012 11:35pm Sky Arts 2
Monday 17th December 2012 11:30pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 18th December 2012 4:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 19th December 2012 5:30am Sky Arts
Tuesday 13th August 2013 12:00am Sky Arts 2
Friday 16th August 2013 11:45am Sky Arts 2
Sunday 18th August 2013 1:00pm Sky Arts 2
Wednesday 21st August 2013 3:00pm Sky Arts 2
Sunday 26th January 2014 9:00am Sky Arts 2
Monday 12th May 2014 1:00pm Sky Arts 2
Tuesday 13th May 2014 2:00am Sky Arts 2
Tuesday 13th May 2014 6:00am Sky Arts 2

Cast & crew

Johnny Vegas Tolkachov
Mackenzie Crook Murashkin
Writing team
Anton Chekhov Writer
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Ted Dowd Producer

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