This full-cast dramatisation of Lindsey Davis’ third book in the Marcus Didius Falco series - ‘Venus in Copper’ - is another exceptional adaptation from the BBC Drama audiobook series.
Set in the Roman Empire in AD71 during the reign of Emperor Vesapian, this thrilling story begins with the nation’s favourite toga-sporting sleuth behind bars, sharing a cell with a sizeable rat after being accused by Anacrites of stealing imperial lead, as occurred in the previous book ‘Shadows in Bronze’.
Eventually bailed out by his mother, Falco hits further misfortune when he is beaten up by his landlord’s bullies for failing to pay his rent. It’s no easy life for the poor old Imperial Agent. No sooner has he accepted a commission than he ends up tangled in a tumultuous investigation involving murders, professional bribes and further arrests. Life certainly is not getting any easier and his hope to marry his love, Helena Justina, seems to be becoming just as distant as his luck.
This high quality dramatisation of ‘Venus in Copper’, starring Anton Lesser as Falco, received a warm reception when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. This fine example of audio entertainment is now yours to own on CD or MP3 audiobook.