TV alert .BBC2 22/08 23:20

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Documentary

Antony Beevor and the Chekhova File

11:20pm - 12:20am

BBC2

VIDEO Plus+: 119087
Subtitled, Widescreen

BBC Four on BBC Two

Antony Beevor's new book tells the extraordinary story of Olga Chekhova, a niece of Anton Chekhov and a famous film star in Nazi Germany. But throughout the 1920s, 30s and 40s, was she also a spy for Soviet intelligence, recruited by her brother Lev, a Russian composer? The film follows Beevor as he investigates Olga and Lev's story, a family saga of loyalty, betrayal and survival.
 

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