Acropolis Now - Series 02 - Audio Comedy - BBC7
6 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 and 2008.
Acropolis Now follows the fictional adventures of historial Greek characters in Athens, Heraclitus, Aristophanes, Socrates, Xanthippe, the Oracle, and is 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.
The nature of the chorus varies from episode to episode. It may be the fish deliverymen on their daily round, a gang of former Olympians looking for a free meal, or the "unbelievably affable ones" (cheerful versions of the Furies) come to collect Socrates and take him to Hades. Several male voices speak in unison, with a lead voice underlining the occasional detail.
Stephen Moore as Heraclitus
Alan Cox as Aristophanes
Robert Hardy as Socrates
Rosemary Leach as Oracle
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