Pliny has a new job as chief overseer of the sewage works of Rome, but it is someone else who has to do the real dirty work. By Hattie Naylor.
Pliny has a new job as Chief Overseer of the sewage works of Rome - but it's Venta, his slave, who has to go under ground and check for blockages. There he finds that Rome's prisoners are doing the real dirty work, including a Stoic philosopher, the victim of a recent purge by the Emperor Domitian. By Hattie Naylor, based on real events in first century Rome.
Pliny the Younger . . . Kieran Hodgson
Venta . . . Nigel Barrett
Marcella/Hispulla . . . Joanna Scanlan
Calpurnia . . . Kimberley Nixon
Prisoner . . . Matthew Gravelle
Stoic . . . Ewan Bailey
Music composed and performed by Pete Flood (percussion) with Laura Cannell (recorder, crumhorn), Rhodri Davies (Harp) and Paul Sartin (Oboe, Cor Anglais)
A BBC /Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.