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I, Claudius: Season 1: Episode 13 -- Rome, 54 CE. Claudius marries Agrippinilla, mother of Nero and the deadliest woman in Rome. A prophecy has told him that Nero will be Rome's next ruler. Claudius knowingly seals his fate and that of his own son by naming Nero his heir.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
6 November 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.
Plot:
The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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How can I even begin to comment on this series.... See more (100 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 47)

Derek Jacobi ... Claudius (13 episodes, 1976)

George Baker ... Tiberius (10 episodes, 1976)

Margaret Tyzack ... Antonia (9 episodes, 1976)

Siân Phillips ... Livia (8 episodes, 1976)

Brian Blessed ... Augustus (6 episodes, 1976)

James Faulkner ... Herod Agrippa / ... (6 episodes, 1976)
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Series Directed by
Herbert Wise (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert Graves (12 episodes, 1976)
Jack Pulman (12 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Martin Lisemore .... producer (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dave Hillier (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Design by
Tim Harvey (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Kronig (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sue Bide .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1976)
Norma Hill-Patton .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1976)
Pam Meager .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Denis Curran .... production unit manager (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
Dick Bailey .... graphic designer (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Sound Department
Chick Anthony .... sound (11 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Friedlander .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Hider .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1976)
John Green .... lighting (9 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Wilfred Josephs .... composer: title music / composer: incidental music (12 episodes, 1976)
David Wulstan .... conductor: choral music (9 episodes, 1976)
Clerkes of Oxenford .... choral ensemble (8 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Erskine .... programme advisor (12 episodes, 1976)
John Harris .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1976)
Betty Willingale .... script editor (12 episodes, 1976)
Carol Wiseman .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1976)
Gary Downie .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
650 min (13 parts) | Finland:669 min (DVD) (13 episodes)
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Kevin Stoney reprises his role as Thrasyllus of Mendes from "The Caesars" (1968).See more »
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Anachronisms: 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 »
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[reciting a poem for the court]
Minester:The golden hair that Gala wears is hers/Who would have thought it?/She swears it's hers, and true she swears/For I know where she bought it!
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40 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
How can I even begin to comment on this series...., 27 July 2004
Author: Mappy the Mouse from Adelaide, Australia

....When so many people have done a better job than I ever could?

When I rented this on video, a few years ago, my mother (who has passed away since) commented on how she would watch this back in the 70's, absolutely fascinated by it. I'd rented it because I'd seen it during its replay in the 80's, and was equally fascinated. It was rare to see a historical drama with so much lurid character detail.

What fascinates me today is the sheer number of character actors who appear in it.... Most of which were little known then but have since gone on to become better-known. Everyone from Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Sian Phillips, George Baker, Patrick Stewart and John Rhys-Davies to lesser-known actors like Kevin Stoney, Bernard Hill, Christopher Guard, Fiona Walker, Stratford Johns, Sam Dastor, Guy Siner, Darien Angadi, James Bree, George Pravda, Simon MacCorkindale, Sheila Ruskin, Bruce Purchase and Denis Carey. And they were _all_ good, no matter how small their roles were. Where the Brits find actors of this caliber, I'll never know.

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