• title card: white all caps text reading ‘THE GRANDEUR THAT WAS ROME’ superimposed on dead worms in a box of soil
  • Cathy meets the disguised Steed at United Foods
  • Marcus, centre stage in Roman armour, gloats at Cathy, foreground left while Bruno gazes at her from the shadows
  • Sir Bruno leads his courtesans into the revel, dressed in an emperor’s toga
  • Steed, wearing a toga, is held at gunpoint by Apollodorus
  • Cathy is restrained by two Roman guards as Bruno plans to poison her

Series 3 — Episode 10
The Grandeur That Was Rome

by Rex Edwards
Designed by Stan Woodward
Directed by Kim Mills

Production No 3607, VTR/ABC/2869
Production completed: July 19 1963. First transmission: November 30 1963.


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Catherine Gale Honor Blackman regular007Danger ManDoctor WhoThe Saint
Sir Bruno Luker Hugh Burden Doctor Who
Octavia Colette Wilde regularDanger Man
Marcus (Gordon Dodds) John Flint Doctor Who
Tommy Eastow ("Apollodorus") Ian Shand regular
Lucius Raymond Adamson regularDanger ManRandall and HopkirkThe SaintThe Sweeney
Appleton Kenneth Keeling regular
Sergeant Barnes ("Cassio") Colin Rix The ProfessionalsThe SaintThe Sweeney
Penrose David Anderson regularDoctor Who
First guard Brian Mason regular
Second guard Rocky Taylor regularDoctor Who007Blake’s 7Danger ManThe PrisonerThe ProfessionalsThe SaintCallanThe SweeneyRandall and HopkirkPink PantherIndiana Jones (billed as Larry Taylor)
Board member/farmer/senator unknown
Board member/senator Victor Harrington regularThe Saint007Randall and HopkirkThe SweeneyCarry On..
Board member/farmer/senator Bob Raymond regularDoctor WhoAdam AdamantDanger ManDepartment S
Board member/senator Richard Nellor regular
Roman girl Rosemary Chalmers regularDoctor WhoThe Saint
Roman girl Olive Gregg
Roman girl unknown
Roman girl unknown
Roman girl Anna Cropper
Roman girl unknown
Roman girl unknown
Roman girl unknown
Senator Keith Goodman regularDanger ManDoctor WhoPolice SurgeonCallan
Senator Billy John regularThe Saint
Senator Richard Cuthbert regular
Senator Dick Downes regular
Credits Legend:
Credited but not listed in press
Credited in press but not on screen
Credited in paperwork only
Uncredited / unattributed role
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® : illustrated from other sources

The script states: “+ 8 male extras as farmers and senators, 8 female extras as Roman girls.”
The script also lists the roman soldiers as Brian Mason and Larry Taylor, but it’s Rocky Taylor rather than his father; this may be Rocky’s first ever rôle and his first name is Laurence as well, perhaps he was still known as Larry at this time and the “Rocky” stage name came later.

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