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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
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Derek Jacobi is only a year Brian Blessed's junior in real life, Claudius was 53 years younger than his great-uncle Augustus. Similarly, John Hurt (Caligula) is only fourteen months Jacobi's junior whereas Caligula was 22 years his uncle and successor Claudius' junior. See more »
Several doors in the various buildings are seen to have modern doorknobs and other closure hardware - or the cutouts for them (especially in the early episodes). See more »
[on the wisdom of invading Britannia, i.e. Britain]
There's nothing of value there, and the people make very poor slaves.
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The British show the world how to make a TV drama.
Nobody, absolutely nobody on planet Earth could do such an intelligent, superbly acted and brilliantly directed drama series like I, Claudius than the British. If one wanted to learn how to act, they should watch I, Claudius, if one wanted to learn to write drama, they should watch I, Claudius. In an age of dull, repetitive and childish immature television, I, Claudius stands out as a show that seems to good to be true. The viewer is spoiled with the staggering quality offered by the series.
With all due respect to American actors, and there are some very fine ones, they could never have achieved what the British actors did in I, Claudius. What we see are actors doing what they love so effortlessly without the benefit (or hindrance??) of mega-Hollywood bucks.
The show is, and I know this from my own experiences and from seeing the reaction of others, incredibly addictive. One simply cannot get enough of it. The series treats its audience as intelligent individuals which is such a refreshing change from the attitude of most current and past programs.
Without any hesitation, watch this series. Television can never get any better than this!
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