Up Pompeii

Season 2 Episode 4

The Peace Treaty

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Aired Unknown Oct 05, 1970 on BBC
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The Peace Treaty
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When the men of Pompeii get ready to go to war and Lurcio runs the risk of being drafted, he takes a leaf out of Lysistrata's book.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Alan Curtis

    Alan Curtis

    Bumptious

    Guest Star

    David Anderson

    David Anderson

    Lieutenant Precious

    Guest Star

    Elizabeth Larner

    Elizabeth Larner

    Ammonia

    Recurring Role

    Jeanne Mockford

    Jeanne Mockford

    Senna the Soothsayer

    Recurring Role

    Wallas Eaton

    Wallas Eaton

    Ludicrus Sextus (Season 2)

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • This episode contains several goofs, although Howerd's quick wit sometimes makes you believe it was done on purpose. When he has to throw a rock through a window, he misses at the first attempt. During his scenes in drag, he struggles with the fake breasts. When one slips, the other actor clearly has difficulties keeping a straight face.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Ludicrus Sextus: We take the field against the barbarians on Saturday.
        Lurcio: On a Saturday? Oh, yes? Home or away?
        Ludicrus Sextus: Oh, away! War's no fun at home, you know.

      • Senna: I have gazed into the bottomless pit.
        Lurcio: Well!
        Senna: Three times have I gazed into it.
        Lurcio: Well, well, well.

      • Bumptious: If you were to serve in my cohort, I'd make a man out of you, ... if that's even remotely possible.
        Lurcio: (to the audience): Ooh, cheeky devil! Did you hear that? Make a man out of me! The last person who said that to me was my first girlfriend. She damn near made a father out of me.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • This episode borrows its main theme from the anti-war comedy "Lysistrata", written in 411 BC by Aristophanes.

      • Lurcio: ENSA? That'll be alright then. I shall be able to wear my ballet shoes.

        A reference to ENSA, the Entertainment National Service Association, the organisation that provided entertainment to soldiers in World War Two. (The men explained the acronym as Every Night Something Awful.) Frankie Howerd rose to prominence in that very organisation.

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