RADIO: Caesar! Peeling Figs For Julius Starring David Tennant Repeated On BBC Radio Four Extra Tomorrow

David Tennant stars in the radio play Peeling Figs For Julius, repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra tomorrow morning. David plays the notorious First Century Roman Emperor, Gaius Caligula whose name is now a byword for depravity. 

The play was adapted by Mike Walker from the historical work Lives Of The Caesars by Suetonius and was the third part in his Caesar! trilogy, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.   

Caesar! Peeling Figs For Julius
Was Caligula the evil man history has painted him? Growing up in the poisonous atmosphere of Tiberius's court, the only person he could really trust was his sister, Drusilla. 

Gaius Caligula: David Tennant
Caligula as a boy: Joe Prospero
Drusilla: Priyanga Elan
Cassius Chaerea: Neil Dudgeon
Mnester: Stephen Critchlow
Macro: Andrew Harrison
Tiberius Caesar: George Baker
Livia Augusta: Susan Engle
Agrippina: Liza Sadovy
Germanicus: Bruce Purchase
Gemellus: Ben Crowe
Doctor: Scott Brooksbank

Producer/director: Jeremy Mortimer

Listen to Caesar! Peeling Figs For Julius on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Friday for 10am BST. The programme is repeated at 3pm and again at 3am on Saturday morning.

BBC Radio 4 Extra can be heard around the world here.


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