BBC Radio 4 Extra presents Dead Souls, comic tour de force about human folly and one of the jewels of Russian literature, starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his Narrator in tow, and starts touting for Dead Souls. Why? What one earth is he going to do with them? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor’s Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society