In Britannia in 130, a young Roman officer named Marcus Flavius Aquila and his freed slave Esca search for the Ninth Legion's gold eagle standard, which vanished with the legion 13 years earlier.
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Higgins ...  Marcus Flavius Aquila 6 episodes, 1977
Christian Rodska ...  Esca 5 episodes, 1977
Peter Whitbread Peter Whitbread ...  Marcus' father 4 episodes, 1977
Patrick Holt ...  Aquila 3 episodes, 1977
Gillian Bailey ...  Cottia 3 episodes, 1977
David Hayman ...  Liathan 3 episodes, 1977
Willie Joss Willie Joss ...  Stephanos 3 episodes, 1977
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The young, ambitious Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquila is on a mission to discover the truth about his father's legion, the Ninth Legion. Four thousand men disappeared without a trace while travelling to battle the rising Caledonian tribes in northern England. Disguising himself as a Greek doctor, and joined by his freed ex-slave, Esca, Marcus travels beyond Hadrian's Wall to unravel the mystery surrounding his father's last stand and find out what really happened to the Ninth Legion. The journey will be perilous but Marcus is determined to find and bring back the bronze eagle standard that was a symbol of the Legion's honour, the Eagle of the Ninth. Written by GusF

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UK

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English

Release Date:

4 September 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De adelaar van het negende legioen See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Color
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The series takes place from 129 to 131. See more »

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Version of The Eagle (2011) See more »

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I remember this from my childhood
5 June 2018 | by robwilliamstnSee all my reviews

Had looked for it a long time on DVD, just found it on Amazon UK, which is what brought me here.

To the other reviewer - yes it was shown in the South of the UK. I lived in the Midlands at the time and recall talking to my brother about it when it broadcast.

It followed the book very well as I recall (unlike, say, the Eagle remake) even down to the dialog.

I'm getting all nostalic to see it again.


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