Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) is a much-put-upon slave in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. More often than not, Lurcio finds himself keeping his owner's family members apart, in order to keep them together.
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 Lurcio (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Elizabeth Larner ...
 Ammonia (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kerry Gardner ...
 Nausius (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Senna the soothsayer (13 episodes, 1970)
Anita Richardson ...
 Roman Maiden / ... (13 episodes, 1970)
Max Adrian ...
 Sen. Ludicrus Sextus (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Wallas Eaton ...
 Sen. Ludicrus Sextus / ... (8 episodes, 1970)
Barbara Lindley ...
 Roman Maiden / ... (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Valerie Stanton ...
 Roman Maiden / ... (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Georgina Moon ...
 Erotica (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Rushton ...
 Plautus (7 episodes, 1970)
Joanna Ross ...
 Roman Maiden / ... (7 episodes, 1970)
Jeannette Wild ...
 Roman Maiden / ... (7 episodes, 1970)
Penny Beeching ...
 Roman Maiden (6 episodes, 1970)
Lucienne Camille ...
 Roman Maiden (6 episodes, 1970)
Monika Dietrich ...
 Roman Maiden (6 episodes, 1970)
Jackie Leapman ...
 Roman Maiden (6 episodes, 1970)
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 Roman Maiden (6 episodes, 1970)
Sui Lin ...
 Roman Maiden / ... (6 episodes, 1970)
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Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) is a much-put-upon slave in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. More often than not, Lurcio finds himself keeping his owner's family members apart, in order to keep them together.

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As the comedian was very sensitive about his baldness, BBC hairdressers had to put Lurcio's Roman hairpiece over Frankie Howerd's own toupee. See more »

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Featured in Wendy Richard: A Life on the Box (2001) See more »

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All time classic
25 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With the release of this series in its entirety on the Frankie Howerd DVD boxed set, I've had a chance to review these episodes. Surprisingly, they were as good as I remembered. They were shown during my mid-to-late teens (early 1990s) and I recall having a good giggle at the double entendres and Nausius' terrible odes.

The image quality was rather poor in some instances due to the archive nature of the episodes. This has been fixed in the DVD release with quite clear images and sound. If you're not offended by sexual innuendo, bad puns and corny jokes, I'd highly recommend this show. The last episode in the first season is hilarious ('The Love Potion'), especially the scene with the sorceress! Fans of Frankie Howerd would call this 'his series' as although he had many shows of his own, this is the one he is best remembered for.


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