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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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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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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Really hilarious - and now on iTunes
1 January 2011 | by (Crewe, Cheshire, UK) – See all my reviews

One of the best historical comedies ever - and at last after 20 years we can get it on iTunes for less than £5 a series, and on Channel4 On Demand.

"Oh mighty Hadrian, I have just spent the most miserable four weeks of my life inspecting our borders with Caledonia. It seems you have instructed our engineers to build a long stretch of stonework right across the country. Now if I didn't know better, I'd say it was a wall. Is the idea to continue the wall all the way around Caledonia, then put a roof on it, thereby making it the biggest indoor toilet in the Empire?". - Governor Aulus Paulinus, dictating a letter to Rome, season 2, episode 1.


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