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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Series cast summary:
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)
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 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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Mungo: I'm going into town to throw rocks at old people, d'you fancy coming?
Badvoc: You need help, Mungo.
Mungo: Yeah, Blag's gonna carry the rocks.
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Brilliance.
10 June 2004 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

Absolutely brilliant comedy, well written and superbly performed. A terrible shame no more than the two seasons were made, an even bigger shame that when trite rubbish like "Absolutely Fabulous" gets famous this gets virtually ignored. I just wish that Hat Trick would get the two series of Chelmsford 123 released on DVD. I contacted them a year ago to ask if it was in the works and was told they had no plans to do so. What a missed opportunity. Anyone remember in the first episode the cameo toilet stop for a well known British sci-fi character? Genius. The first episode set the tone for the rest of the story, with very very funny, sarcastic and dark humour interspersed between the slapstick. A real gem of a show that should have carried on for a lot longer, it really deserves to be given a chance again on DVD at least, to give those of us that loved it a chance to see it again. Come on Hat Trick, get on to it...you know you want to.


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