115 BC. On his deathbed, Pot Belly stages his greatest practical joke -leaving a will gleefully designed to cause mayhem. It works. Chickpea becomes king against Cleopatra's wishes. However... See full summary »

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John Frankau

Writer:

Philip Mackie

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Newell Michelle Newell ... Cleopatra, the queen / Cleopatra, girl
Richard Griffiths ... Pot Belly
James Aubrey ... Grypus
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ... Cleopatra, eldest daughter
Amanda Boxer ... Cleopatra Tryphaena
Prue Clarke Prue Clarke ... Cleopatra Selene
David Horovitch ... Chickpea
Ian McNeice ... Alexander
Pauline Moran ... Cleopatra Berenike
Granville Saxton ... Cyzicenus
Graham Crowden ... Theodotus
Jack May Jack May ... Criton
Roy Purcell Roy Purcell ... Memmius
Ian Longmur Ian Longmur ... Executioner
Derek Fuke Derek Fuke ... Butler
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115 BC. On his deathbed, Pot Belly stages his greatest practical joke -leaving a will gleefully designed to cause mayhem. It works. Chickpea becomes king against Cleopatra's wishes. However, Cleopatra turns the mob against him, leaving her free to invite her favourite son, Alexander, to share the throne with her. She gets more than she bargained for. Written by GusF

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Drama | History

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2 February 1983 (UK) See more »

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