Erudite, fanciful nonsense, set in Ancient Rome.
SERIES ONE – The Animal Scammus
In which our hero, Video, investigative journalist for the “Roman Daily Express” uncovers a plot to force up the price of animals for the Coliseum.
With the help of his daughter Peculia, a time-travelling French fop called Quai and Addictus, a dealer in all things, Video chases the corruption to the top of the Roman ruling elite.
Written, produced and performed by Peter Sumner & Hugh Wade.
Sound effects and music background by MAX THROWER.
Additional voices from the terminally smooth Robbie McGregor and others whose names escape me for the (senior) moment … and of course the inimitable Ms Anna Steen as all the small boys, women and girls in Rome over a mix of nebulous time zones.
SERIES TWO – Stonehenge or Bust
In this series, Video, Quai and an Indian guru called Memo, encounter many strange characters and adventures in their search for the plans for Nero’s New Rome. They travel across the old world as far as Stonehenge in their search for the mysterious Druid Dan.
Audio Production by MAX THROWER
Written and produced by HUGH WADE and PETER SUMNER
Video, Addictus, Quay Maliponce, Jecklus, Lapin seller, Finn McCool
Rat seller, Jewish father, Brutus, Gaul, Creosote (King of Theroad), Massilia Customs, French waiter, Lamington Plate, Driver, Ship Captain, Mickey, Erectus
Jewish daughter, Ammonia (Queen of Gaul), Chintzia, Peculia
Lucy Suze Taylor
Noodle seller, Agrippa (Mother of Nero), Mrs Ah Pew, Salmonella, Boaderica, Dragula, Post boy, Waitress
Paul Alexander Wooden-toothed beggar
Paul (PJ) Johnstone
Fish seller, Gonzales, Praetor of Corsica, Denarius Brucus, Quasimodo, El Bongo, Hecklus, Da Gaul, Mechanicus, Druid Dan
Ralph, Hamilcar the Hearty, Centurion, Grossus, Krug, Compere, Rupereck the Meek, Horseman
Luke Sumner Nero, Xerox, Memo
Pat Powell Club Announcer
Max Thrower Station Master
Patrick Frost Stumpus, Kreblock
Monroe Reimers Valerie
Episode Twenty One
Episode Twenty Two
Episode Twenty Three
Episode Twenty Four
Episode Twenty Five