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.

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

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

Danger is predicted for Aristophanes.

Lynne Truss' Ancient Greek restaurant comedy with Stephen Moore.

From December 2000.

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.

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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.

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.

Stars Stephen Moore.

From January 2001.

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.

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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.

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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.

Stars Stephen Moore.

From January 2001.

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.

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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.

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.

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Uncle Liquidities 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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

Stars Stephen Moore.

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.

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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

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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.

Stars Stephen Moore.

No food, just fine words and songs