I, Claudius (1976– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama | History
9.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.1/10 from 8,466 users  
Reviews: 96 user | 25 critic

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "I, Claudius" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I, Claudius (1976– )

I, Claudius (1976– ) on IMDb 9.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I, Claudius.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1976  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The World at War (TV Series 1973)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill
The Caesars (TV Series 1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Freddie Jones, André Morell, Barrie Ingham
Leyla and Mecnun (TV Series 2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Leyla ile Mecnun is probably the first surreal comedy that reached masses. It is a revolutional step towards breaching the wall between popular entertainment and art in Turkey... See full synopsis »

Stars: Ali Atay, Serkan Keskin, Cengiz Bozkurt
Rome (2005–2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker
Life (TV Series 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allen
Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster
Planet Earth (TV Series 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Emmy Award winning, 11-episodes, 5-years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey
Undercover (TV Series 2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The specially trained agent Martin has been appointed to the most dangerous mission in Bulgaria - to go undercover in the gang of the mafia boss Djaro. On his way he has to encounter a lot ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimir Penev, Zahary Baharov, Mihail Bilalov
Comedy | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry
Cosmos (TV Series 1980)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
I, Claudius (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An adaptation of Robert Graves' 1934 novel, which illustrates the political maneuvering around the fourth emperor of Rome.

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Claudius (13 episodes, 1976)
...
 Tiberius (10 episodes, 1976)
...
 Antonia (9 episodes, 1976)
...
 Livia (8 episodes, 1976)
...
 Augustus (6 episodes, 1976)
...
 Herod Agrippa / ... (6 episodes, 1976)
Edit

Storyline

The mini-series follows the history of the Roman Empire, from approximately the death of Marcellus (24/23 BC) to Claudius' own death in 54 AD. As Claudius narrates his life, we witness Augustus' attempts to find an heir, often foiled by his wife Livia who wants her son Tiberius to become emperor. We also see the conspiracy of Sejanus, the infamous reign of Caligula, and Claudius' own troubled period of rule. Written by Erika Grams <erika@email.unc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, Claudio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 parts) | (DVD) (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Humourously referred to as "I, Clavdivs" because the title sequence followed the Roman convention of using a letter "v" to stand for either a "u" or a "v". See more »

Goofs

Augustus thanks the poet Horace for his performance. Roman soldiers enter to inform Augustus of the slaughter his troops faced at the Teutoburg Forest. Horace died in 8 B.C. and the incident in the forest occurred in 9 A.D. See more »

Quotes

[Regarding Augustus and his family]
Tiberius: That family is starting to sound like a Greek tragedy.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Drama Connections: I, Claudius (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The standard by which all TV should be judged
22 May 2001 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

The best miniseries ever made! Smart and sexy, with characters that live and breathe. Just some of the most marvelous characters include Brian Blessed as the benevolent Augustus, George Baker as the wounded Tiberius, and Siân Phillips as Livia. Includes one of John Hurt's finest performances, and I'd go into Derek Jacobi as Claudius, but they say I have to keep it below 1,000 words. The Canadian channel Bravo runs it occasionally, or try renting it from Blockbuster, but I recommend shelling out for the entire collection on video!


39 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
HBO + BBC2 Teaming to Re-make I, Claudius. efurcolo
Claudius looking for a wife before the giant.... fb-921-79125
Things one learns from I,Claudius... angmc43
Actor Older Than Actress Playing His Mother! vito_marzullo
What kind of snake? jdcofield
Missing episodes? morganseer
Discuss I, Claudius (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page