Natalie Haynes.

Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about the ancient world. 28 episodes (7 series), 2014 - 2021. Stars Natalie Haynes and Edith Hall.

Another series is in development.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Petronius

The worst dinner party in history. Meet Petronius, creator of the infamous Satyricon.

Further details

The worst dinner party in history. Natalie investigates the work of the writer Petronius, creator of the infamous Satyricon, later made into a film by Fellini. It's all about excess; as a vegetarian, Natalie's particularly revolted by the way in which the Romans insisted on making edible food look disgusting.

With satirical cartoonist Martin Rowson, Fellini fan Richard Dyer and historian Victoria Rimell.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th March 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Natalie Haynes Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Martin Rowson Guest
Richard Dyer Guest
Victoria Rimell Guest
Writing team
Natalie Haynes Writer
Production team
Christine Hall Producer

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