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.

Further Up Pompeii

It's no longer B(B)C, but AD - and Lurcio is now a free man, running a wine bar and an owner of slaves of his own! Unfortunately, he's being blackmailed by Villainus Brutus and is charged with fixing a gladiatorial bout.

Further details

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

Lurcio is now a free man, running a wine bar in Pompeii. The trouble is, he's being blackmailed by Villainus Brutus, who wants him to drug a gladiator's wine in order to influence the result of his next fight. As per usual, things don't quite go according to plan, and Lurcio finds himself in the arena.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 14th December 1991
Time
7:50pm
Channel
ITV
Length
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frankie Howerd Lurcio
Guest cast
Joanna Dickens Colossa
Elizabeth Anson Petunia
Peter Geeves Ambiguous
John Bardon Villainus Brutus
Ben Aris Flatus
Russell Gold Noxius
Roy Evans Typhus
Barry James Claudius
Gary Rice Umbilicus
Tim Killick Gluteus Maximus
Writing team
Paul Minett Writer
Brian Leveson Writer
Production team
Ian Hamilton Director
Paul Lewis Producer
Robin Carr Executive Producer
Graham Sisson Editor
John Demetri Production Designer
Michael Oxley (as Mike Oxley) Production Designer