Acropolis Now

Lynne Truss's comedy set in Ancient Greece.

Sex, squid and Socratic dialogue abound in the smelly but convivial surroundings of the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, 408 BC, where great Athenians confront the eternal verities and eat a lot.

Episodes

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Its Socrates' birthday and the Affable Ones arrive to take him to the underworld.

The Oracle predicts that Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'?

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Games: At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal. Episode 2 of 6.

At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal

Games: At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal. Episode 2 of 6.

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Danger is predicted for Aristophanes. Lynne Truss' Ancient Greek restaurant comedy with Stephen Moore. From December 2000.

. Danger is predicted for Aristophanes. With Stephen Moore. From December 2000.

Lynne Truss' Ancient Greek restaurant comedy with Stephen Moore.

With Stephen Moore.

Lynne Truss' comedy set in Ancient Greece.

The Oracle predicts that Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'?

A chorus of ancient Greek fish delivery men bring disturbing news for Aristophanes.

The Oracle predicts Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'?

Fish: Lynne Truss's comedy set in Ancient Greece.

Danger is predicted for Aristophanes. Lynne Truss' Ancient Greek restaurant comedy with Stephen Moore. From December 2000.

Lynne Truss's comedy set in Ancient Greece.

Lynne Truss' comedy set in Ancient Greece.

Fish: Lynne Truss's comedy set in Ancient Greece.

Lynne Truss' comedy set in Ancient Greece. The Oracle predicts Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'? Episode 1 of 6.

Lynne Truss's comedy set in Ancient Greece. The Oracle predicts that Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'? Episode 1 of 6.

Lynne Truss' comedy set in Ancient Greece. The Oracle predicts that Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'? Episode 1 of 6.

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At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal.

Games: At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal.

At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal

Fish: Lynne Truss's comedy set in Ancient Greece.

The Oracle predicts that Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'?

Philosophy takes a back seat when ex-Olympic champions demand a free restaurant meal.

Philosophy takes a back seat when ex-Olympic champions demand a free restaurant meal.

At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal. Episode 2 of 6.

The Oracle predicts that Aristophanes is in danger, but is it a 'dung thing'? Episode 1 of 6.

Stars Stephen Moore.

From December 2000.

At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal. Episode 2 of 6.

At the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, philosophy takes a back seat when a chorus of former Olympic champions demands a free meal. Episode 2 of 6.

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It's Socrates' birthday - so it's up to The Affable Ones to take him to the underworld. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

. It's Socrates' birthday - so it's up to The Affable Ones to take him to the underworld.

It is Socrates' 85th birthday and the Affable Ones - standing in for the Furies - arrive to take him to the underworld.

Gods: Its Socrates' birthday and the Affable Ones, standing in for the Furies, arrive to take him to the underworld.

Its Socrates' birthday and the Affable Ones arrive to take him to the underworld.

Episode 3 of 6.

It's Socrates' birthday - so it's up to The Affable Ones to take him to the underworld. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

Its Socrates' birthday and the Affable Ones, standing in for the Furies, arrive to take him to the underworld. Episode 3 of 6.

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Frenzying is all the rage in Ancient Athens - but can Aristophanes cash in on the craze? Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

. Frenzying is all the rage in Ancient Athens - but can Aristophanes cash in on the craze?

Frenzying is all the rage in Ancient Athens, but can Aristophanes cash in on the craze?

In Ancient Athens, Frenzying is the 'in-thing' - but can Aristophanes cash in on the craze?

It's Frenzy time in Athens when the notorious traitor Alcibiades returns to town and pretends to be dead.

It is frenzy time in Athens, as the notorious traitor and all-round glamour puss Alcibiades returns to town and pretends to be dead.

It is frenzy time in Athens, as the notorious traitor and all-round glamour puss Alcibiades returns to town and pretends to be dead.

Frenzying is all the rage in Ancient Athens, but can Aristophanes cash in on the craze? Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

It's Frenzy time in Athens when the notorious traitor Alcibiades returns to town and pretends to be dead. Episode 4 of 6.

In Ancient Athens, Frenzying is the 'in-thing', but can Aristophanes cash in on the craze? With Stephen Moore and Alan Cox. Episode 4 of 6.

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Xanthippe's luck is in as the war-like, sex-mad Spartans arrive in Ancient Athens. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

. Xanthippe's luck is in as the war-like, sex-mad Spartans arrive in Ancient Athens.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex-mad Spartans arrive in Athens on an exchange visit.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex-mad Spartans arrive in Athens.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like and sex mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit.

Xanthippe's luck is in as the war-like, sex-mad Spartans arrive in Ancient Athens. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like and sex mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit. Episode 5 of 6.

Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit. Episode 5 of 6.

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Socrates, Plato and friends do battle in the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus only has eyes for his woolly Cassandra. Episode 6 of 6.

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Socrates and friends enter the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus is side-tracked. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

. Socrates and friends enter the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus is side-tracked.

Socrates and friends enter the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus is side-tracked. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

Socrates and friends enter the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus only has eyes for woolly Cassandra.

Socrates enters the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus only has eyes for Cassandra.

Socrates, Plato and friends do battle in the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus only has eyes for his woolly Cassandra.

Socrates and friends enter the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus is side-tracked. Stars Stephen Moore. From January 2001.

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Uncle Liquidities demands that Plato quits philosophy to enter the funerary urn business. With Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

. Uncle Liquidities demands that Plato quits philosophy to enter the funerary urn business.

Uncle Liquidities demands that Plato give up philosophy and enter the funerary urn business.

With Stephen Moore.

Uncle Liquidities demands that Plato give up philosophy and enter the funerary urn business.

Uncle Liquidities demands that Plato quits philosophy to enter the funerary urn business. With Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

Uncle Liquidites turns up and demands that Plato gives up philosophy and enters the funerary urn business. Episode 1 of 6.

Uncle Liquidites turns up and demands that Plato give up philosophy and enter the funerary urn business. Episode 1 of 6.

Uncle Liquidites turns up and demands that Plato give up philosophy and enter the funerary urn business.

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It's Eros night at the Fish Restaurant and, despite the hunger, romance is in the air. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

. It's Eros night at the Fish Restaurant and, despite the hunger, romance is in the air.

It's Eros night at the Fish Restaurant and, despite the hunger, romance is in the air. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

It's Eros night at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant and - despite the hunger - all thoughts turn to romance.

It's Eros night at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant and all thoughts turn to romance.

It's Eros night and despite the hunger, all thoughts turn to love.

But the recipients of that love aren't the expected choice.

Stars Stephen Moore.

It's Eros night at the Fish Restaurant and, despite the hunger, romance is in the air. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

It's Eros night, and despite the hunger, all thoughts turn to love. But the recipients of that love aren't the expected choice. Episode 2 of 6.

It's Eros night and despite the hunger, all thoughts turn to love.

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Heraclitus' chance to escape Athens could expose Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

. Heraclitus' chance to escape Athens could expose Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule.

Heraclitus' chance to escape Athens could expose Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

Heraclitus has a chance to escape Athens, but it will mean exposing Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule.

Heraclitus has a chance to escape Athens, but it will mean exposing Xanthippe to ridicule.

Stars Stephen Moore.

Heraclitus has a chance to escape Athens, but it will mean exposing Xanthippe to ridicule.

Heraclitus' chance to escape Athens could expose Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

Heraclitus has a chance to escape Athens but it will mean exposing Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule. Episode 3 of 6.

Heraclitus has a chance to escape Athens, but it will mean exposing Xanthippe to scorn and ridicule.

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As food runs out, a man arrives at the Athens fish restaurant claiming to be the Oracle's long-lost son. Stars Stephen Moore.

. A man arrives at the Athens fish restaurant claiming to be the Oracle's long-lost son.

As food runs out at the fish restaurant, a man claims he's the Oracle's long-lost son. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

As food runs out, a man arrives at the Athens fish restaurant claiming to be the Oracle's long-lost son.

As food runs out, a man called Testicles arrives at the Athens restaurant claiming to be the Oracle's long-lost son.

A man called Testicles arrives selling funerary urns.

He claims to be the Oracle's long-lost son.

He claims to be the Oracle's long-lost son.

As food runs out at the fish restaurant, a man claims he's the Oracle's long-lost son. Stars Stephen Moore. From March 2002.

As food runs out, a man called Testicles arrives at the Athens restaurant claiming to be the Oracle's long-lost son. Episode 4 of 6.

A man called Testicles arrives selling funerary urns. He claims to be the Oracle's long-lost son. Episode 4 of 6.

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Restaurant customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters. Stars Stephen Moore.

. Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters

Customers drop like flies when Heraclitus adds hemlock to the cockroach fritters. Stars Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters

Customers drop like flies when Heraclitus adds hemlock to the cockroach fritters. Stars Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

Comedy series by Lynne Truss. The Spartan siege of Athens continues and food is scarce at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant. 5: `Sauce'. Heraclitus spices up the cockroach fritters

Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters. Episode 5 of 6.

Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters.

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The restaurant regulars decide to have a 'Last Supper'. No food - just fine words, songs and... hemlock. Episode 6 of 6.

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The restaurant regulars decide to have a 'last supper'. No food, just fine words, songs and hemlock. Stars Stephen Moore.

. The restaurant regulars decide to have a 'last supper'. No food, just fine words and songs

The Athens restaurant regulars set up a 'last supper' menu of hemlock. Stars Stephen Moore. From April 2002.

The restaurant regulars decide to have a 'last supper'.

No food, just fine words, songs and hemlock.

No food, just fine words and songs

The Athens restaurant regulars set up a 'last supper' menu of hemlock. Stars Stephen Moore. From April 2002.