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Two series of a comedy written by Lynne Truss set in Ancient Greece.
The year is 408 BC. The Acropolis Fish Restaurant is attended by all who are great and good in Athens. The restaurant is owned by Aristophanes, who wants to become a respected comic playwright, and his older brother Heraclitus, a miserable philosopher who does not hesitate to put Aristophanes in his place. Their mother used to be the Oracle at Delphi, who seems to have visions of things to come in the 20th Century. Their famous clientele includes the great philosopher Socrates, his pupil Plato (who will never amount to much) and Socrates’ “perverted” wife Xantippe (she’s heterosexual in a society in which homosexuality is the norm and has a major crush on Plato, who cannot handle her advances).
To make matters worse, the Spartans are besieging Athens and no food is coming through the blockade…
Heraclitus … Stephen Moore
Aristophanes … Alan Cox
Socrates … Robert Hardy
Plato … Tom George
Xantippe … Imelda Staunton
Oracle … Rosemary Leach