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The Eagle of the Ninth 

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

Language:

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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Was this shown south of the border?
16 March 2018 | by gb901See all my reviews

I would have been 9 when this was shown and most definitely something I would have watched - however I cant for the life of me recall it! Being a BBC Scotland production, I wonder, as living in east anglia, if this wasn't shown in my area?


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