The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

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 Diomed (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Olinthus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Marcus (3 episodes, 1984)
Nicholas Clay ...
 Glaucus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Chloe (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Ione (3 episodes, 1984)
Siobhan McKenna ...
 Fortunata (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Arbaces (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Nydia (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Quintus (3 episodes, 1984)
Duncan Regehr ...
 Lydon (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Gaius (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Antonius (3 episodes, 1984)
Gerry Sundquist ...
 Clodius (3 episodes, 1984)
Catriona MacColl ...
 Julia (3 episodes, 1984)
Malcolm Jamieson ...
 Petrus (3 episodes, 1984)
Tony Anholt ...
 Lepidus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Sallust (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Sporus (3 episodes, 1984)
Peter Cellier ...
 Calenus (3 episodes, 1984)
Barry Stokes ...
 Gar (3 episodes, 1984)
Howard Lang ...
 Medon (3 episodes, 1984)
Marilù Tolo ...
 Xenia (3 episodes, 1984)
Joyce Blair ...
 Lucretia (3 episodes, 1984)
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
 Stratonice (3 episodes, 1984)
Brian Croucher ...
 Melior (3 episodes, 1984)
Willoughby Goddard
(3 episodes, 1984)
George Claydon
(3 episodes, 1984)
Michael Quill
(3 episodes, 1984)
Brian Coburn
(3 episodes, 1984)
Christopher Ellison
(3 episodes, 1984)
(3 episodes, 1984)
Howard Goorney
(3 episodes, 1984)
Jill Melford
(3 episodes, 1984)
Peter Howell
(3 episodes, 1984)
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This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the earth. The main characters include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe and their secret leader Olinthus. Written by KGF Vissers

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Stephen Greif (Sporus) and Brian Croucher (Melior) both played Commander Travis in Blakes 7 (1978), during its first and second series respectively. See more »

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Diomed: [to a slave] Remind me to sell you in the morning.
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Talent Ignored?
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With a remarkable cast & spiffed up story based on the book, this made-for-TV movie was a joy to watch. All that being said, I must assert that Duncan Regehr totally sold this series - Yes, he was Damn Hot as the gladiator Lydon. Following the splendid job he did playing Erroll Flynn in "My Wicked, Wicked Ways", I was hoping Hollywood would snatch him up & turn out blazing action/adventure flicks with a film noir edge - but nothing happened, or possibly even a remake of "Captain Blood", but still - no. From 1985 on, insipid, look-alike pretty boys got all the leads, it seems. Aside from that, this version of the "Last Days of Pompeii" had a stellar cast with some stunning scenes, sets, & special effects, & um, oh - the gladiatorial fight sequences were every bit of okay, too!


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