Friendship in politics is a fragile thing, prone to combust in the white heat of ambition. Alliances dissolve, loyalties are traded and promises are made to be broken. This Book at Bedtime is a compelling study in the art of politics. The players are the great men of their age – Crassus, Pompey, Julius Caesar – the events of their story have echoed down two thousand years.
Monday - Friday, 4th-15th September 2006 at 22:45 on BBC Radio 4
Writer: Robert Harris
Reader: Douglas Hodge
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Abridger & Producer: Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose