Up Pompeii originally ran for just two series from 30th March 1970 to 26th October 1970 following a Comedy Playhouse pilot on 17th September 1969. It was revised for two one off specials entitled Further Up Pompeii! on 31st March 1975 and 14th December 1991. The second of which was produced by LWT. The cast included Frankie Howerd, Max Adrian, Elizabeth Larner, Georgina Moon, Kerry Gardner, Jeanne Mockford and Willie Rushton. The series was written by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin.