Book of the Week is an Arts programme.

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Book of the Week

Erica Benner's biography of Niccolo Machiavelli challenges the notion that he was simply a satanic cynic. Read by Toby Jones. Abridged by Polly Coles. Machiavelli observes Lorenzo de Medici's ascent to excessive power. The so-called First Citizen left a deep mark on Machiavelli's political thought and shaped his future career. episode 2.

Genre: Arts

When is Book of the Week next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Today, 9:45am and on BBC Radio 4 Tomorrow, 12:30am. See more...

Main Cast

Kate Harper
Alibe Parsons
Stephen Critchlow
Kennie A. Andrews
Rhashan Stone