Damian Lewis will be playing Machiavelli in the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama The Prince that broadcasts this Saturday, May 25th at 2:30pm. The program is an hour long and can be listened to live or afterwards for 7 days on the BBC website. As usual, we’ll try and have a download available at the Media Archive. Update: It’s been added here.
From the BBC Radio 4 page:
Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time.
Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that “Machiavellian” should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.
Reminder: The BBC Radio 4 Drama A Delicate Truth concludes on Friday and episodes 4-8 are currently available to listen to online. Downloads are available at the Media Archive. (I fixed the issue with Episode 4.)