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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 5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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The standard by which all TV should be judged See more (96 total) »

Cast

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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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Trivia:
Derek Jacobi (Claudius) is the only actor to appear in all 13 episodes of the series. In second place are George Baker (Tiberius) and Margaret Tyzack (Antonia), who each appear in nine episodes.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the Senate chamber, the famous statue of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a she-wolf appears above the door. But the two children were actually added to the statue in the 15th century.See more »
Quotes:
[reciting another poem]
Minester:You ask me how my farm can pay/Since little it will bear/It pays me thus: 'Tis far away/And you are never there.
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38 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
The standard by which all TV should be judged, 22 May 2001
Author: AlabamaWorley1971 from NJ, USA

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!

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