Series 2 Episode 7
First Broadcast: 12AM Tue 20 February 1990

You know the sort of day when you find out your wife's run off with your best friend, you've got the sack, your skin trouble's flared up again, there's no clean underpants, you push the washing through the cat-flap by mistake and put the cat in the tumble drier... well, Aulus is having the 2nd century equivalent of one of those days.

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    1. Series 2 Episode 7 Something Beginning with E

      You know the sort of day when you find out your wife's run off with your best friend, you've got the sack, your skin…

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A comedic take on the undignified power struggles that took place between a Roman general and a British tribal leader in the ancient city of Chelmsford