Production info

Uncle Jack and Cleopatra's Mummy
UK, 1993  TV  

Paul Jones, Fenella Fielding, Roger Hammond
Directed by Jeremy Swan


An archeologist called Uncle Jack goes to Egypt with his niece Helen to work with Sir Humphrey Morton at his dig, the tomb of El Wadi Whant. Once there, strange things start to happen. Sir Humphrey disappears and shortly after someone tries to murder Jack. Then it appears the 'missing' Sir Humphrey is now working together with the evil Vixen to try and find queen Cleopatra's treasure…

BBC children's comedy drama in six parts (A Dig at el Ninny; The Camel's Breath; Meet the Mummy; The Legend Comes Alive; The Tomb of El Wadi Whant; Treasure of Cleopatra). Last of a short lived series of four similar programmes about archaeologist Uncle Jack and his adventures that aired on BBC television between 1990 and 1993, each episode having an environmental message.

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