Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate – which includes their beloved cherry orchard – has to be sold to cover the family's debts. They believe a miracle can save their orchard. But will their stubborn pride and fond, childhood memories be enough? Chekhov's tragic-comedy is about the passing of an era and is a timeless study of a Russian aristocratic family desperately clinging to the past. Among the star cast in this 1974 production are Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, SinEad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge and Andrew Sachs.