Acropolis Now - Series 01 & 02 - Audio Comedy - BBC7 via DVB-T
12 x 30 Minute Episodes - 128Kbps - Mp3 - Slimoo
Acropolis Now is a BBC Radio sitcom set in Ancient Greece, written by the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss.
It was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in two series in 2000 and 2002, with subsequent reruns on BBC 7 in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Acropolis Now follows the fictional adventures of historical Greek characters in Athens, Heraclitus, Aristophanes, Socrates, Xanthippe, and the Oracle.
It's loosely narrated by a chorus, in the convention of Greek dramas.
Aristophanes and his brother, Heraclitus, run a fish restaurant. Oracle, their mother, is a former keeper of the Oracle at Delphi.
She constantly "sees signs", most of which turn out to be commonplace 20th century traffic signs and posters.
Xanthippe is a pervert, that is a heterosexual, in a society where homosexuality is normal. She has a crush on Socrates' friend Plato, who cannot handle her advances.
Stephen Moore as Heraclitus
Alan Cox as Aristophanes
Robert Hardy as Socrates
Tom George as Plato
Rosemary Leach as Oracle
Rachel Atkins as Xanthippe (Imelda Staunton in Series 2)
Gavin Muir as Chorus
Acropolis Now - S01 - E01 - Fish
Acropolis Now - S01 - E02 - Games
Acropolis Now - S01 - E03 - Gods
Acropolis Now - S01 - E04 - Heroes
Acropolis Now - S01 - E05 - War
Acropolis Now - S01 - E06 - Sheep
Acropolis Now - S02 - E01 - Signs
Acropolis Now - S02 - E02 - Love
Acropolis Now - S02 - E03 - Plays
Acropolis Now - S02 - E04 - Sons
Acropolis Now - S02 - E05 - Sauce
Acropolis Now - S02 - E06 - Food