Out this month is the second of our Big Finish Originals, Cicero. Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently, The History Boys, The Lady in the Van, Torchwood) plays the titular Cicero, and we’ve more details about the production from him and his co-star from behind-the-scenes.
We’ve more from behind-the-scenes with Samuel Barnett and George Naylor in an interview at the recording of Cicero back in September last year.
Samuel Barnett on returning to play Cicero for a full series told Vortex: “What appeals to me about Cicero is that we have so much source material for not only his public and political life, but also the private, personal side of him through his writing. He reveals who he is in all his letters and speeches and it’s fascinating to dramatise that, to bring him to life.
“Cicero is so engrained in our lives today in ways that we don’t even realise, and yet he’s probably not among the first people who spring to mind when we think of famous historical figures. His influence reaches across millennia. I’m drawn to what makes a person say and do the extraordinary things he did.”
You can view this month’s Vortex here -> https://www.bigfinish.com/vortex
Big Finish were delighted to hear that the pilot episode of Cicero – Though Scoundrels are Discovered, was nominated for Best Audio Drama at the 2018 Audies. You can listen to the trailer below.
The first series of Cicero, a six-episode adventure, is out now on download from www.bigfinish.com at £21. This offer includes the pilot of Cicero – Though Scoundrels are Discovered originally released in February 2017, which listeners can also download individually for a Web Special Price of £5 from www.bigfinish.com
For more information on Cicero, there’s an interview with writer David Llewellyn here. (https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/cicero-interview-with-writer)