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 2 - The Ides Of March

When Ludicrus becomes embroiled in a plot to assassinate Caesar, Ammonia sends Lurcio to stop him. Unfortunately, Lurcio is a dead ringer for the great Emperor, and ends up in the line of fire himself...

Broadcast details

Monday 6th April 1970
34 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frankie Howerd Lurcio
Max Adrian Ludicrus Sextus
Elizabeth Larner Ammonia
Kerry Gardner Nausius
Jeanne Mockford Senna the Soothsayer
William Rushton Plautus
Guest cast
Jeremy Young Ponderus
Wendy Richard Soppia
Robert Gillespie Senator Mucus
Nicholas Smith Hidius
Michael Knowles Caushus
Colin Bean Centurion
Barbara Lindley Roman Maiden
Sui Lin Roman Maiden
Anita Richardson Roman Maiden
Joanna Ross Angel
Valerie Stanton Roman Maiden
Jeannette Wild (as Jeanette Wild) Roman Maiden
Frankie Howerd Caesar
Writing team
Talbot Rothwell Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer

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