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The Last Days of Pompeii 

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Ned Beatty ...  Diomed 3 episodes, 1984
Brian Blessed ...  Olinthus 3 episodes, 1984
Ernest Borgnine ...  Marcus 3 episodes, 1984
Nicholas Clay ...  Glaucus 3 episodes, 1984
Lesley-Anne Down ...  Chloe 3 episodes, 1984
Olivia Hussey ...  Ione 3 episodes, 1984
Siobhan McKenna ...  Fortunata 3 episodes, 1984
Franco Nero ...  Arbaces 3 episodes, 1984
Linda Purl ...  Nydia 3 episodes, 1984
Anthony Quayle ...  Quintus 3 episodes, 1984
Duncan Regehr ...  Lydon 3 episodes, 1984
Laurence Olivier ...  Gaius 3 episodes, 1984
Benedict Taylor ...  Antonius 3 episodes, 1984
Gerry Sundquist ...  Clodius 3 episodes, 1984
Catriona MacColl ...  Julia 3 episodes, 1984
Malcolm Jamieson ...  Petrus 3 episodes, 1984
Tony Anholt ...  Lepidus 3 episodes, 1984
David Robb ...  Sallust 3 episodes, 1984
Stephen Greif ...  Sporus 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Cellier ...  Calenus 3 episodes, 1984
Barry Stokes ...  Gar 3 episodes, 1984
Howard Lang ...  Medon 3 episodes, 1984
Marilù Tolo ...  Xenia 3 episodes, 1984
Joyce Blair ...  Lucretia 3 episodes, 1984
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...  Stratonice 3 episodes, 1984
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ...  Melior 3 episodes, 1984
Willoughby Goddard ...  Nobleman 3 episodes, 1984
George Claydon ...  Philos 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Quill Michael Quill ...  Catus 3 episodes, 1984
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ...  Burbo 3 episodes, 1984
Christopher Ellison ...  Drusus 3 episodes, 1984
Bernard Kay ...  Captain 3 episodes, 1984
Howard Goorney Howard Goorney ...  Joseph 3 episodes, 1984
Jill Melford Jill Melford ...  Banquet guest 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Howell ...  Banquet guest 3 episodes, 1984
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The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the Earth. The residents of Pompeii include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe, and their secret leader Olinthus. Written by KGF Vissers

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Carmen Culver's television script added so many new characters, and changed so many sequences from the 1834 novel by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton that her version merited a paperback novelization of its own, written by David Wind. See more »

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Version of The Last Days of Pompeii (1959) See more »

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Duncan Regehr as Lydon.
31 May 2006 | by heather_hutcheonSee all my reviews

I would just like to say, that I agree with many fans, that Duncan made the series what it was, with his great performance as the Gladiator Lydon. It was a very haunting tale of love, violence and destruction, in ancient Pompeii. I also thought that Nicholas Clay did a great job as Glaucus in the series. I had just started college, at the time this series was shown on television in the UK, during Christmas 1984. Not long after this series was shown, I watched My Wicked, Wicked Ways, in 1985 with Duncan portraying Errol Flynn. I thought that he did a good job in this film, even though it was a poor production, and quite hammy!! But anything that Duncan Regehr is in, is worth watching, just to see him...


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6 May 1984 (USA) See more »

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