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The Cleopatras: Episode 1


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An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
Alexandria, 145 BC. On the death of her husband, Queen Cleopatra has to marry her brother, the infamous Pot Belly, to secure her throne. Pot Belly, however, takes a fancy to his step-daughter, the younger Cleopatra. They rule as an uneasy triumvirate. In the power struggle that ensues, both sides play a devastating trump card.


Writer: Philip Mackie
Music composed and conducted by: Nick Bicat
Costume Designer: Barbara Kidd
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra, the mother: Elizabeth Shepherd
Cleopatra, the daughter/Cleopatra,the young girl: Michelle Newell
Pot Belly: Richard Griffiths
Eupator: Gary Carp
Memphites: Sadik Soussi
Pot Belly's daughter: Natasha Knight
Scipio Africanus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Posidonius: Frank Gatliff
Thermus: Charles Hodgson
Theodotus: Graham Crowden
Aristarchus: Brian Oulton
Onias: Harold Kasket
Marsyas: Tony Osoba
Counsellor: Owen Holder
Official: Jeffrey Gardiner
Handmaiden: Shirel Keller
Nursemaid: Marcia Tucker
Henchman: Derek Deadman
Messenger: J. Cassell
Mob leader: Errol Shaker
Mob leader: Tony London
Mob leader: David Telfer
Mob leader: Vernon Nesbeth
Dancer: Dinah Jones
Dancer: Wynne McGregor
Dancer: Maureen Bacchus
Dancer: Anthea Ferrell
Dancer: Fiona Jane Smith
Dancer: Helen Sparks

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The Cleopatras: Episode 1

BBC Two England, 19 January 1983 22.05

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