An eight-part series depicting the lives of a series of queens of ancient Egypt.
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Michelle Newell ...  Cleopatra / ... 8 episodes, 1983
...  Theodotus 6 episodes, 1983
Helen Sparks ...  Dancer 5 episodes, 1983
...  Pot Belly 3 episodes, 1983
Adam Bareham ...  Fluter 3 episodes, 1983
...  Julius Caesar 3 episodes, 1983
...  Charmian 3 episodes, 1983
Carol Harrison ...  Iras 3 episodes, 1983
...  Mark Antony 3 episodes, 1983
Wynne McGregor ...  Dancer 3 episodes, 1983
...  Cleopatra, the mother 2 episodes, 1983
Francesca Gonshaw ...  Arsinoe 2 episodes, 1983
...  Grypus 2 episodes, 1983
Geoffrey Chater ...  Perigenes 2 episodes, 1983
...  Chickpea 2 episodes, 1983
...  Alexander 2 episodes, 1983
...  Cleopatra Berenike 2 episodes, 1983
Sue Holderness ...  Cleopatra, eldest daughter / ... 2 episodes, 1983
...  Cleopatra Tryphaena 2 episodes, 1983
Prue Clarke ...  Cleopatra Selene 2 episodes, 1983
Jack May ...  Criton 2 episodes, 1983
Frank Duncan ...  Ammonius 2 episodes, 1983
...  Marsyas 2 episodes, 1983
...  General Chaeteas 2 episodes, 1983
...  Philocles 2 episodes, 1983
Richard Bates ...  Servant / ... 2 episodes, 1983
Gavin Harding ...  Servant / ... 2 episodes, 1983
Dinah Jones ...  Dancer 2 episodes, 1983
Monique Starr ...  Dancer 2 episodes, 1983
Norma Vee ...  Dancer 2 episodes, 1983
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An eight-part series depicting the lives of a series of queens of ancient Egypt.

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Although David Horovitch (Chickpea), Sue Holderness (Cleopatra IV), Amanda Boxer (Cleopatra Tryphaena) and Ian McNeice (Alexander) play Michelle Newell's children in the series, they are all older than her in real life. Furthermore, Horovitch is two years older than Richard Griffiths, who plays his father Pot Belly. See more »

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Clunky 80's melodrama
29 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

A decent script suffers from truly awful production values and lousy editing. The cheap, pasteboard sets (often merely a sound stage with curtains or lighting filling in for walls) the lousy sound (lots of stage echoes), and questionable costume choices (no, they did not dress like ancient Egyptian tomb paintings) all combine to undermine what is, by itself, a fascinating romp among some of history's most ruthless royals: the ever-murderous Ptolemies of Egypt. The acting is uneven and pales when compared to the much superior I, Claudius, of which this farce was obviously intended to mimic. If the viewer can overlook the choppy editing and poor production standards, the story itself becomes quite entertaining. I would love to see this series done better. At least the idea was sound---an Egyptian version of I, Claudius---but it's a shame the BBC put so little faith or investment into it.


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