Random Doctor Who comments

The historical episodes haven't been tremendous so far, so I don't have many hopes for the Pompeii episode.

I have even fewer, having seen the IMDB listing for next week's episode.

Crucially, the cast list does not mention Pliny the Elder. Who was there at the time, died in the eruption, and is a major historical figure. I hope this is just the Internet being inaccurate, rather than the bottom of the pecking order of Doctor Who scribes being "OK, you can do the historical episode".