Lurcio 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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1970   1969  
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Series cast summary:
Frankie Howerd ...  Lurcio 14 episodes, 1969-1970
Elizabeth Larner Elizabeth Larner ...  Ammonia 14 episodes, 1969-1970
Kerry Gardner Kerry Gardner ...  Nausius 14 episodes, 1969-1970
Jeanne Mockford ...  Senna the Soothsayer 13 episodes, 1970
Anita Richardson Anita Richardson ...  Roman Maiden / ... 13 episodes, 1970
Max Adrian ...  Sen. Ludicrus Sextus 8 episodes, 1969-1970
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ...  Sen. Ludicrus Sextus / ... 8 episodes, 1970
Barbara Lindley Barbara Lindley ...  Roman Maiden / ... 8 episodes, 1969-1970
Valerie Stanton Valerie Stanton ...  Roman Maiden / ... 8 episodes, 1969-1970
Georgina Moon Georgina Moon ...  Erotica 7 episodes, 1969-1970
William Rushton William Rushton ...  Plautus 7 episodes, 1970
Joanna Ross Joanna Ross ...  Roman Maiden / ... 7 episodes, 1970
Jeannette Wild Jeannette Wild ...  Roman Maiden / ... 7 episodes, 1970
Penny Beeching Penny Beeching ...  Roman Maiden 6 episodes, 1970
Lucienne Camille Lucienne Camille ...  Roman Maiden 6 episodes, 1970
Monika Dietrich Monika Dietrich ...  Roman Maiden 6 episodes, 1970
Jackie Leapman Jackie Leapman ...  Roman Maiden 6 episodes, 1970
Sui Lin Sui Lin ...  Roman Maiden / ... 6 episodes, 1970
Heather Wright ...  Roman Maiden 6 episodes, 1970
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Lurcio 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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Referenced in Doctor Who: The Missing Years (1998) See more »

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Solid British Comedy
11 May 2020 | by Not_An_IdiotSee all my reviews

As far as Americans go, I probably grew up with more BBC shows than most, but recently I've been going and digging up a lot of classic BBC shows I have never seen. Especially ones that involved people who did other shows I liked. David Croft is THE MAN with all the projects he worked on, which is what made me want to check this one out. If you're not familiar with him, he and a couple others he worked with were responsible for half of the best Britcoms ever written, check them out!

I would say this is a solid 8/10. It's got great writing, and the cast, especially Howerd is amazing. One odd thing for something that is objectively funny is that I found binge watching it to be a bit too much... A lot of the running gags are very funny, but back to back to back it loses some of it's oomph. So I would say only watch one or two at a time and you'll be laughing harder. Other than that great show!


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1 September 1969 (UK) See more »

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На Помпеи! See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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