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Sunday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Jan 10, 1971 In Season

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  • Season 1 Episode 34: The Gambler (2)

  • Dostoyevsky himself was a compulsive gambler, but he could usually recover his losses by getting down to work.

    The Gambler was written under pressure from a greedy publisher and with the rights to all of his previous works at stake. Dostoevsky dictated the book in four weeks of the year 1866 to the star pupil of a Moscow short-hand school. And then he married her.

  • Dostoyevsky himself was a compulsive gambler, but he could usually recover his losses by getting down to work.

    The Gambler was written under pressure from a greedy publisher and with the rights to all of his previous works at stake. Dostoevsky dictated the book in four weeks of the year 1866 to the star pupil of a Moscow short-hand school. And then he married her.

  • Season 1 Episode 33: The Gambler (1)

  • Dostoyevsky himself was a compulsive gambler, but he could usually recover his losses by getting down to work. The Gambler was written under pressure from a greedy publisher and with the rights to all of his previous works at stake. Dostoevsky dictated the book in four weeks of the year 1866 to the star pupil of a Moscow short-hand school. And then he married her.

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British TV, long running show, celebrity cameos, ensemble cast, historical people as characters