Up Pompeii! (1969–1970)
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Secret Agents Jamus Bondus 

Ludicrus Sextus explains that plans for a new weapon have been stolen, an agent is killed before he can utter the name of the traitor, and Lurcio persuades Ammonia to make the most of her womanly wiles.
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Frankie Howerd ... Lurcio
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ... Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
Elizabeth Larner Elizabeth Larner ... Ammonia
George Baker ... Jamus Bondus
Patricia Haines ... Pussus Galoria
Kerry Gardner Kerry Gardner ... Nausius
Jeanne Mockford ... Senna the Soothsayer
Larry Martyn ... Spurius
Penny Beeching Penny Beeching ... Roman Maiden
Lucienne Camille Lucienne Camille ... Roman Maiden
Monika Dietrich Monika Dietrich ... Roman Maiden
Jackie Leapman Jackie Leapman ... Roman Maiden
Anita Richardson Anita Richardson ... Roman Maiden
Heather Wright ... Roman Maiden
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Ludicrus Sextus explains that plans for a new weapon have been stolen, an agent is killed before he can utter the name of the traitor, and Lurcio persuades Ammonia to make the most of her womanly wiles.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1970 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Lurcio often behaves in a somewhat homophobic fashion, and will spend much time admiring and ogling beautiful women. In his personal life, Frankie Howerd was homosexual, but had been hiding the then-career-destroying secret from his fans and from his family. See more »

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A diamond in a series of gems
20 December 2018 | by seivadchSee all my reviews

One of the few Up Pompeii episodes that is not entirely reliant on Frankie Howerd. As the name suggests agent 007 is transported back to the roman empire to battle the evil bad girl Pussus Galoria.

George Baker who was in On Her Majesty's Secret Service the previous year and was later in The Spy Who Loved Me plays Jamus, but is not the star. That honour goes to Patricia Haines as Pussus, much to Francis' delight as he repeatedly rolls her name around his tongue, 'Pussus, Pussus, Pussus. Again Pussus.' The fun between them is obvious and is translated well to the audience. But these talents spur Frankie on to an outstanding performance of his own and is my personal favourite.

The usual elements are not forgotten either, Ammonia is tasked to seduce Jamus, Nausius gets stuck for a rhyme, and in the final scene Senna predicts 'The end is nigh'.

For me this is the best of Up Pompeii, and Frankie Howerd.


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