Chelmsford 123 (1988– )

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Sitcom set in the town of Chelmsford, but in the year AD 123. The show mainly revolves around the power struggle between the newly appointed Roman Governor of Britain, Aulus Paulinus, and the scheming local British chieftain Badvoc.

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Jimmy Mulville ...
 Aulus Paulinus (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Rory McGrath ...
 Badvoc (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Philip Pope ...
 Grasientus (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Howard Lew Lewis ...
 Blag (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
...
 Mungo (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Robert Austin ...
 Functio (6 episodes, 1988)
Erika Hoffman ...
 Gargamadua (6 episodes, 1988)
Geoffrey McGivern ...
 Wolfbane / ... (6 episodes, 1988-1990)
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Sitcom set in the town of Chelmsford, but in the year AD 123. The show mainly revolves around the power struggle between the newly appointed Roman Governor of Britain, Aulus Paulinus, and the scheming local British chieftain Badvoc.

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Badvoc: So far we've had a woman with no hair, a woman with no teeth, and a woman with hair on her teeth.
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Funny but not McGrath's and Mulville's best
29 December 2005 | by (Brantford, Canada) – See all my reviews

Chelmsford 123 came on the back of the success of "Who dares wins" a comedy scetch show which starred three of the cast of Chelmsford 123 as well as Tony Robinson who went on to be Baldrick in the Blackadder series. Who Dares Wins was never released on VHS and apparently never will be as a letter to Channel 4 about this said that the series was "lost". I did like Chelmsford 123 but I feel some of the jokes would be lost on an American audience. Luckily I am in Canada and happen to be on of the few in North America who doesn't think Benny Hill was funny but that this series was. If you get a chance to watch it then give it a look. The writing is top quality.


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