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Cleopatras, The

YET ANOTHER PERIOD COCK-UP (see THE BORGIAS) from a dopey Beeb with not enough money or common sense but plenty of bare breasts at their disposal. Over-daubed RICHARD GRIFFITHS (Pot Belly) cavorts with six (count ’em) Cleopatras and a deluge of bosoms, some of which belonged to MICHELLE NEWELL, CAROLINE MORTIMER and ELIZABETH SHEPHERD.



  1. George White

    October 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Watching the 1981 BBC The Borgias, and the difference between the on-film Italian exteriors and the studiobound BBC TVC VT is staggering. The film looks sumptuous, the interiors tatty. Shot by two different crews. It shows.

  2. richardpd

    October 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Also the episodes were written by different writers seemingly without any script editing, so the personalities of the characters were all over the place.

  3. George White

    October 2, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Italian TV is insane anyway. I covered it.

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