By Howard Barker.
At the height of the Barbarian invasions, a Roman land owner finds his home surrounded by the invaders.
The elderly patrician was never a warrior, but can he bring himself to surrender and betray centuries of tradition and culture?
The drama - a new commission from Howard Barker (also born in 1946) - helps to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Third Programme (the original name for Radio 3).
Barbarian child....Emma Noakes
Producer/director Peter Kavanagh.