Probing the murder of a conspirator against the Emperor, the Roman sleuth is sent to a fashionable resort.
Anton Lesser stars as Marcus Didius Falco, Lindsey Davis's witty detective, patrolling the streets of 1st-century Rome.
With Ben Crowe as Petronius, Michael Tudor Barnes as Vespasian, Sara Poyzer as Silvia, Christopher Kelham as Larius, Paul Webster as Marcellus and Anna Madeley as Helena Justina,
Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Directed at BBC Birmingham by Peter Leslie Wild.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.