- 1988 - 1990
- Channel 4
- 13 (2 series)
- Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis, Neil Pearson, Erika Hoffman, Robert Austin and Geoffrey McGivern
- Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville and Andy Hamilton
- Vic Finch and John Stroud
- Denise O'Donoghue and Adrian Bate
It is the year 123 AD, and after accidentally insulting Emperor Caesar's girlfriend Portia, Aulus Paulinus finds himself expelled from the comforts of Rome to a wet, cold island in the far corner of the Empire - Britannia. Potentially even worse, his snivelling brother-in-law Grasientus is sent as his second-in-command.
Based in Chelmsford, Aulus knows little - and understands less - of the peoples he has been sent to control, and so regularly finds himself at odds with (and more often than not, outwitted by) the local Celtic tribal leader, Badvoc.
- Camera set-up
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 9th March 1988 at 10pm on Channel 4
- All previous repeats
- Sunday 19th August 2012 at 2:20am on C4 - Series 1, Episode 1
- Limehouse Studios