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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Vestal Virgins

When the compere for the annual ceremony of the Vestal Virgins fails to turn up, Ludicrus - aided by Lurcio - must step into the breach. Unfortunately, the hapless senator is also promoting a bill to close down local brothels!

Broadcast details

Monday 30th March 1970
33 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frankie Howerd Lurcio
Max Adrian Ludicrus Sextus
Elizabeth Larner Ammonia
Kerry Gardner Nausius
Jeanne Mockford Senna the Soothsayer
Georgina Moon Erotica
William Rushton Plautus
Guest cast
Trisha Noble Virgin (High Priestess)
Hugh Paddick Priest
Leon Thau Noxius
Geoffrey Hughes Pitius
Janet Mahoney Virginia
Penny Brahms Tittia
Barbara Lindley Virgin
Sui Lin Virgin
Anita Richardson Virgin
Joanna Ross Virgin
Valerie Stanton Virgin
Jeannette Wild (as Jeanette Wild) Virgin
Writing team
Talbot Rothwell Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Kenneth Sharp Production Designer
Alan Braden Composer