I got this from another mailing list. I listened to a bit of the show (you
need to click the link for "Listen to Sunday Edition" under "Listen to the
Latest Programme"). It was pretty interesting. It's slightly under 1 hour
A listen again item so will be there for one week. Might be worth catching.
Sunday 17 July
By Mike Walker
The golden age of Rome under the great Emperors of peace - Nero, Hadrian and
Marcus Aurelius, and the disastrous rule of Marcus Aurelius' son Commodus -
drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
1/3. The Best of Mothers
Was the Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only
brought down for transgressing the Roman code of gravitas?
With Jonathan Forbes, Frances Barber, Stephen Boxer, Nicholas Boulton, Ndidi
Ama, Jason Chan, Christian Rodska, Hugh Dickson, and Stephen Hogan.
Music by David Pickvance and Sylvia Hallett. Director Steven Canny. Producer
Please note that this drama contains adult language and imagery and
therefore might not be suitable for younger listeners.