Imagine the most beautiful spot in the greatest empire the world has ever known. A playground for the rich and a honeypot for the builders and businessmen who make their living in its thrusting cities. But in the long hot summer of 79 AD, disaster lies in wait for the residents of the Bay of Naples.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 22nd September-3rd October 2003 at 22:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Robert Harris
Reader: David Tennant
Sound Engineer: Perry Andrews
Abridger & Producer: Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Movement 3: La Scene Aux Champs by Berlioz & performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra (Conductor Pinchas Steinberg)

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