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

Chelmsford 123

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1988 - 1990
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

In the year 123 AD and Aulus Paulinus finds himself appointed new governor of Britannia - to a somewhat mixed reception from the locals. Stars Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis, Neil Pearson and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 5 - The Secret War

When Aulus realises that he hasn't seen Badvoc for the past few months, he becomes highly suspicious - and when news arrives of weaponry purchases and military drills, he is not too pleased. Trouble with a statue isn't helping much either...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th February 1990
Channel 4
24 minutes

Cast & crew

Rory McGrath Badvoc
Jimmy Mulville Aulus Paulinus
Philip Pope Grasientus
Howard Lew Lewis Blag
Neil Pearson Mungo
Geoffrey McGivern Wolfbane Pew
Guest cast
Geoffrey Whitehead Viatorus (Architect and Sculptor)
Alisa Bosschaert Bronwyn
Andy Hamilton Taranis
James Warrior Esus
Paul Clarkson Teacher
Andy McEwan Barman
Stuart Linden Old Man
Writing team
Rory McGrath Writer
Jimmy Mulville Writer
Andy Hamilton Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Vic Finch Director
Denise O'Donoghue Producer
Adrian Bate Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer

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