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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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Drop the Dead Donkey (2006) See more »

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A fabulous series - well worth watching
27 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'd forgotten all about this series until I came across it again this week.

Full of marvellous actors and obviously the jump off point for many of them - just look at the list - anything where Andy Hamilton, Phil Pope, Jimmy Mulville and Neil Pearson appear on the screen must be a winner.

This is one of the funniest programmes I've watched in ages - just like a cross between the first Blackadder series and Up Pompei

Neil Pearson as Mungo is excellent as is Howard Lew Lewis (the chap who played Elmo in Brush Strokes)

Any show where a man can justify a flock of sheep consist of one sheep because 'Well it's only me first day' has got to be a classic

Search this out and watch it - you won't regret it.


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