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How To Survive The Roman Empire, By Pliny And Me

BBC Radio 4 comedy set in first century Rome. 15 episodes (3 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Kieran Hodgson, Nigel Barrett, Joanna Scanlan and Mia Soteriou.

Series 1, Episode 5

Pliny is put out when one of his dinner guests fails to show up.

Further details

Pliny is put out when one of his guests fails to show up for dinner, though his mother is delighted by another guest, Martial the poet, much to Venta's disapproval.

Venta has a visitation in the night from Pliny's dead uncle, Pliny the Elder - or was it just a dream? Then a visit from the obnoxious Regulus gives rise to a secret that Venta is compelled to keep from his Master.

Pliny, meanwhile, in fear of his life at the hands of the Emperor, is thinking about his legacy.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 30th October 2015
Time
10:45am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Kieran Hodgson Pliny the Younger
Nigel Barrett Venta
Joanna Scanlan Marcella
Mia Soteriou Doris
Guest cast
Matthew Gravelle Regulus
Matthew Gravelle Martial
Writing team
Hattie Naylor Writer
Production team
Kate McAll Director
Kate McAll Producer