Another chance to catch up on the CBBC TV series!
You can watch it today and every weekday from 1.00 to 1.30pm on CBBC. Missed an episode? You can catch up on iPlayer up to a week after.
(left: Velislav Pavlov)
The stories are not quite the same as those in my books, but the series still gives a great idea of the 'look' of ancient Rome and the four main characters are pretty much as they are in my head. Here are some of my other favourites:
I. Admiral Pliny, played by Simon Callow
II. Titus Tascius Pomponianus, played by Roger Ashton-Griffiths
III. Susannah bat Jonah, played by Liz May Brice
IV. Delilah, played by Sana Kassous
V. Pliny the Younger, played by Mark Wells
VI. Domitian, played by Duncan Duff
VII. Mendusa, played by Valentina Mizzi
VIII. Melissa, priestess of Apollo, played by Claire Agius
IX. Brutus, scary member of the vigiles, played by Velislav Pavlov
X. Marcus Artorius Bato, played by Tom Harper
XI. Gaius Valerius Flaccus (AKA 'Floppy'), played by Ben Lloyd-Hughes
XII. Floridius, dealer in sacred chickens, played by Mark Benton.
(Floridius is such a good character that I am currently writing a Roman Mysteries Mini-Mystery about him. You can see him in the clip below making the hand gestures, then pointing and grinning...)
Oh, and if you can't see the TV series, you can buy the DVDs of both seasons on Amazon.co.uk