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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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The show was inspired by Frankie Howerd's performance in the original London stage production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". See more »

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Has all the earmarks of true Roman comedy....
4 January 2004 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

If you have a taste for the classic attributes of Roman comedy such as slapstick, coarseness, and blatant sex jokes this one's for you. Roman comedy was pretty crass, far "worse" than the Three Stooges, but sometimes you just have to let go and laugh a little, or a lot. The characters, after all, are funny. And the situations hilarious...my favorite being the episode in which Lurkio pulls a "Lysistrata" stunt. The jokes are silly and corny with awful puns amok but, come on, loosen up, this is humor very much in the vein of Plautus. Such gimmicks as Lurkio's eternal prologues and Nausius' inept odes afford lots of low quality giggles, too. Some early episodes and the feature length film used to be available on video, and I hope they will resurface someday soon.


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