The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol

Classic Serial

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fvg6c

Episode 1/2: A VIP visitor to a village is soon the target of love and gossip. Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt, Trevor Peacock and Bill Wallis.

Episode 2/2: The ‘Inspector’ becomes plied with cash and love. Satire of civic corruption in 19th-century Russia.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky played the postmaster Shpekin in a charity performance in April 1860