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The Cleopatras: Episode 3


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An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
115 BC. On his deathbed Pot Belly stages his greatest practical joke -leaving a will gleefully designed to cause mayhem. It works. Chickpea becomes king against Cleopatra's wishes. However, Cleopatra turns the mob against him, leaving her free to invite her favourite son, Alexander, to share the throne with her. She gets more than she bargained for.
Book (same title), £1 95 from booksellers


Written By: Philip Mackie
Music Composer and conductor: Nick Bicat
Costume designer: Barbara Kidd
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra, the queen/Cleopatra, the young girl: Michelle Newell
Pot Belly: Richard Griffiths
Grypus: James Aubrey
Cleopatra, the eldest daughter: Sue Holderness
Cleopatra Tryphena: Amanda Boxer
Cleopatra Selene: Prue Clarke
Chickpea: David Horovitch
Alexander: Ian McNeice
Cleopatra Berenike: Pauline Moran
Cyzicenus: Granville Saxton
Theodotus: Graham Crowden
Criton: Jack May
Memmius: Roy Purcell
Executioner: Ian Longmuir
Butler: Derek Fuke
Officer: Roger Davenport
Handmaiden: Rita Wolf
Servant in charge: Patrick Carter
Servant: Richard Bates
Servant: Gavin Harding
Servant: John Adam-Baker
Servant: Jonathon Milton
Guard commander: Burt Caesar

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The Cleopatras: Episode 3

BBC Two England, 2 February 1983 22.05

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