Falco

Marcus Didius Falco is the central character of a series of detective novels by Lindsey Davis set in the days of the Roman Empire under Vespasian.

A number of these have been dramatised by the BBC and are listed in the See Also column

Episodes

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Iron Hand Of Mars

Iron Hand Of Mars

Iron Hand Of Mars

Iron Hand Of Mars

Iron Hand Of Mars

Iron Hand Of Mars

Shadows In Bronze

Shadows In Bronze

Shadows In Bronze

Shadows In Bronze

Shadows In Bronze

Shadows In Bronze

The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs

Venus In Copper

Venus In Copper

Venus In Copper

Venus In Copper

Venus In Copper

Venus In Copper

FALCO

Marcus Didius Falco is the central character of a series of detective novels by Lindsey Davis set in the days of the Roman Empire under Vespasian.

A number of these have been dramatised by the BBC and are listed in the See Also column

FALCO

Marcus Didius Falco is the central character of a series of detective novels by Lindsey Davis set in the days of the Roman Empire under Vespasian.

A number of these have been dramatised by the BBC and are listed in the See Also column

FALCO20070406

Lindsey Davis' adventures of a Roman detective, dramatised by Mary Cutler.

1/6. The Iron Hand of Mars

Falco is dispatched to one of the most hostile parts of the Empire to deliver a new standard to one of the legions. Before he goes, he acquires an unlikely travelling companion in the form of a redundant Imperial barber. To make matters worse, just as things seem to be going well with his girlfriend Helena, he pays the price for forgetting her birthday.

Falco....Anton Lesser

Helena....Anna Madeley

Petronius....Ben Crowe

Vespasian....Michael Tudor Barnes

Titus....Jonathan Keeble

Xanthus....David Holt

Gracilis....Mark Straker

Native Guide....Sion Pritchard

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

FALCO20070413

Lindsey Davis's adventures of a Roman detective, dramatised by Mary Cutler.

2/6. The Iron Hand of Mars

Falco and Xanthus endure an eventful journey across the Empire to Germany, witnessing the aftermath of a grisly crime on the way. Falco tries to deliver the new standard to the Fourteenth Legion, but receives a rather hostile welcome. He finds more hospitality at the house of Helena's tribune brother Justinus.

Falco....Anton Lesser

Xanthus....David Holt

Helveticus....Gary Lewis

Dubnus....Glyn Pritchard

Justinus....Oliver J Hembrough

Centurion....Jez Thomas

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

FALCO20070420

Lindsey Davis' adventures of a Roman detective, dramatised by Mary Cutler.

3/6. The Iron Hand of Mars

Falco has arrived in Germany and discovered that Gracilis, the Fourteenth Legion's legate, has gone missing. It appears that he might be involved in some corrupt business with the local potters. Falco's inquiries get him into trouble with a centurion, and Xanthus the barber reveals an unexpected talent.

Falco....Anton Lesser

Helena....Anna Madeley

Xanthus....David Holt

Justinus....Oliver J Hembrough

Centurion....Jez Thomas

Priscilla....Rachel Atkins

Julia....Carolyn Backhouse

Augustinilla....Sophie Samuda

Potter....James Durham

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

FALCO20070427

Lindsey Davis' adventures of a Roman detective, dramatised by Mary Cutler.

4/6. The Iron Hand of Mars

After making enquiries with Claudia, the missing legate's mistress, Falco decides to cross the Rhine into Barbarian territory. Accompanied by Justinus, Helveticus and a motley crew of raw recruits, he sets off on a dangerous journey. Things begin to look ominous when they find a deserted Roman camp in the heart of the forest.

Falco....Anton Lesser

Helena....Anna Madeley

Xanthus....David Holt

Justinus....Oliver J Hembrough

Helveticus....Gary Lewis

Dubnus....Glyn Pritchard

Lentullus....Dan Crow

Claudia....Christine Kavanagh

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

FALCO20070504

Lindsey Davis' adventures of a Roman detective, dramatised by Mary Cutler.

5/6. The Iron Hand of Mars

Falco and his fellow prisoners are marched through the forest to meet the legendary Celtic priestess Veleda. Justinus takes matters into his own hands when he volunteers to negotiate with her, but Falco is concerned that he doesn't fully understand the implications of the meeting.

Falco....Anton Lesser

Justinus....Oliver J Hembrough

Helveticus....Gary Lewis

Dubnus....Glyn Pritchard

Lentullus....Dan Crow

Chief....Aneirin Hughes

Veleda....Mali Harries

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

FALCO20070511

Lindsey Davis' adventures of a Roman detective, dramatised by Mary Cutler.

6/6. The Iron Hand of Mars

Just as he thinks his mission is drawing to a close, Falco has a fateful encounter with a missing legate and a giant Celtic bull. But to close the case he needs the help of his resourceful girlfriend Helena and the intervention of a small child.

Falco....Anton Lesser

Justinus....Oliver J Hembrough

Helveticus....Gary Lewis

Helena....Anna Madeley

Lentullus....Dan Crow

Gracilis....Straker

Xanthus....David Holt

Augustinilla....Sophie Samuda

Civilis....Michael Elwyn

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

FALCO01The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO01The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO01The Iron Hand Of Mars

FALCO01The Silver Pigs
FALCO01The Silver Pigs
FALCO01The Silver Pigs

FALCO02The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO02The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO02The Iron Hand Of Mars

FALCO02The Silver Pigs
FALCO02The Silver Pigs
FALCO02The Silver Pigs

FALCO03The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO03The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO03The Iron Hand Of Mars

FALCO03The Silver Pigs
FALCO03The Silver Pigs
FALCO03The Silver Pigs

FALCO04The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO04The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO04The Iron Hand Of Mars

FALCO04The Silver Pigs
FALCO04The Silver Pigs
FALCO04The Silver Pigs

FALCO05The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO05The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO05The Iron Hand Of Mars

FALCO06The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO06The Iron Hand Of Mars
FALCO06The Iron Hand Of Mars