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Caesar! - The Best of Mothers by Mike Walker

  • Directed by Steven Canny
  • Music by David Pickvance and Sylvia Hallett
  • BBC Radio 4 - Classic Serial - 17.07.2005 - 60 mins
  • The 4th of 9 plays based on the Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
  • For the other plays see Caesar!


The story of Emperor Nero and his mother Agrippina whose influence eventually drives him to murder.
Drawing on the Lives of the Caesars, Mike Walker shows how the Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only brought down for transgressing the Roman code of gravitas.


  • Nero....Jonathan Forbes
  • Agrippina....Frances Barber
  • Seneca....Stephen Boxer
  • Petronius....Nicholas Boulton
  • Poppea....Ndidi Ama
  • Phaos....Jason Chan
  • Anicetus....Christian Rodska
  • Epaphroditus....Hugh Dickson
  • Burrus....Stephen Hogan

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