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Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) is a slave in old Pompeii, before the city was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius.

His master is Ludicrus Sextus (Max Adrian / Wallas Eaton), who's married to Ammonia (Elizabeth Larner).

Ludicrus has a son, Nausius (Kerry Gardner) and a daughter, Erotica (Georgina Moon).

Other regular characters include Senna The Soothsayer (Jeanne Mockford) and Plautus (William Rushton).

Series: 2
Episodes: 16
Transmitted: 1969-1991
Channel: BBC1

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