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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The show was inspired by Frankie Howerd's performance in the original London stage production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". See more »

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Has all the earmarks of true Roman comedy....
4 January 2004 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

If you have a taste for the classic attributes of Roman comedy such as slapstick, coarseness, and blatant sex jokes this one's for you. Roman comedy was pretty crass, far "worse" than the Three Stooges, but sometimes you just have to let go and laugh a little, or a lot. The characters, after all, are funny. And the situations hilarious...my favorite being the episode in which Lurkio pulls a "Lysistrata" stunt. The jokes are silly and corny with awful puns amok but, come on, loosen up, this is humor very much in the vein of Plautus. Such gimmicks as Lurkio's eternal prologues and Nausius' inept odes afford lots of low quality giggles, too. Some early episodes and the feature length film used to be available on video, and I hope they will resurface someday soon.


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