Up Pompeii!. Lurcio (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: BBC / London Weekend Television.

Up Pompeii! (1969)

BBC One and ITV sitcom following a slave in Ancient Pompeii. 16 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1969 - 1991. Stars Frankie Howerd, Max Adrian, Wallas Eaton, Elizabeth Larner and others.

Pilot - Up Pompeii!

Ludicrus has tabled a bill to allow slaves to buy their own freedom - for a mere 500 drachma. Lurcio is determined to save enough to buy himself, but as a slave does not earn any money how will it be possible? Could a local brothel be the answer?!

Broadcast details

Wednesday 17th September 1969
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frankie Howerd Lurcio
Max Adrian Ludicrus Sextus
Elizabeth Larner Ammonia
Kerry Gardner Nausius
Georgina Moon Erotica
Guest cast
John Junkin Odius
Aubrey Woods Captain Billius
Julia Goodman Cilla
Ruth Harrison Cassandra the Soothsayer
Richard McNeff Senator
Walter Horsbrugh Plautus
Danny Daniels Agrippa
Barbara Lindley Slave
Valerie Stanton Slave
Marie Slave
Writing team
Talbot Rothwell Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer

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