Chelmsford 123. Image shows from L to R: Aulus Paulinus (Jimmy Mulville), Badvoc (Rory McGrath). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Chelmsford 123

Channel 4 sitcom set amidst the Roman occupation. 13 episodes (2 series), 1988 - 1990. Stars Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis and others.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Peeled Grapes And Pedicures

When Badvoc becomes King of Britain, the natives look set to have life a little more debauched - but Aulus is keen to get his province back.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th April 1988
Channel 4
24 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rory McGrath Badvoc
Jimmy Mulville Aulus Paulinus
Philip Pope Grasientus
Howard Lew Lewis Blag
Neil Pearson Mungo
Erika Hoffman Gargamadua
Robert Austin Functio
Guest cast
Helen Atkinson-Wood (as Helen Atkinson Wood) Functio's Wife
Timothy Bateson Latin Tutor
Jimmy Chisholm Julius (Actor / Scottish Assassin)
Craig Ferguson Sulpicius (Actor / Scottish Assassin)
Angus Deayton Aldridge (Legal Advisor)
Daryl Debeau Girl
Kit Hesketh-Harvey Ambassador
Maxine Ostwald Bridget
Charlotte Plent Julia
Babs Sutton Nuala
Writing team
Rory McGrath Writer
Jimmy Mulville Writer
Production team
John Stroud Director
Denise O'Donoghue Producer
Colin Green Editor
Jane Coleman Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer