A traditional festival dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine, is about to be celebrated, but this year someone wants to turn it into a massacre with the murder of a fair king. Hercules will try to stop this plan.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Forsey ...
Jonathan Blick ...
Warren Carl ...
Katrina Hobbs ...
Noel Trevarthen ...
Ilona Rodgers ...
Queen Camilla
Martyn Sanderson ...
Ancient Priest
Darren Warren ...
Daniel Warren ...
Bernard Moody ...
Old Drunk
John Mellor ...
Thug #1
Mike Dwyer ...
Thug #2 (as Michael Dwyer)
Arch Goodfellow ...


When beloved pacifist king Iphicles of Meliad refuses to cancel the new wine festival of Dionysus after his queen Camilla dreamed the virgins will, as the law allows them, kill him instead of prolong his reign by a year and then crown his firstborn heir Pentheus, she sends their junior son Nestor to Hercules, who had just been cheated by Centaur twins who sneakingly trade places at each drinking duel, without explaining. In Meliad they find the blind seer, who reluctantly predicts another bloodbath. Pentheus prays to war-god Ares. Captain Gudrun's guards fail to overpower Hercules and Nestor but he tricks them into secret underground water, then Pentheus tells them his plan to fix the maidens' wine and leaves, expecting the hydra to kill them off, but Hercules slays it and pins the corps down as a stepladder, just too late to stop the maidens drinking the new wine Ares poisoned, so they rush to the palace, seen by Pentheus and Gudrun... Written by KGF Vissers

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6 February 1995 (USA)  »

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