The Borgias (1981)

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Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.

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 Cesare Borgia (10 episodes, 1981)
Maurice O'Connell ...
 Michelotto (10 episodes, 1981)
Louis Selwyn ...
 Jofre Borgia (10 episodes, 1981)
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 Rodrigo Borgia (9 episodes, 1981)
Anne-Louise Lambert ...
 Lucrezia Borgia (9 episodes, 1981)
Ralph Nossek ...
 Johann Burchard (9 episodes, 1981)
Eleanor David ...
 Sancia (7 episodes, 1981)
Barbara Shelley ...
 Vannozza Canale (7 episodes, 1981)
Alfred Burke ...
 Giuliano della Rovere (6 episodes, 1981)
Kevin Lloyd ...
 Ramiro (6 episodes, 1981)
Clive Merrison ...
 Ascanio Sforza (6 episodes, 1981)
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 Paolo Orsini (6 episodes, 1981)
Peter Benson ...
 Gaspare Pato (5 episodes, 1981)
Nicholas Le Prevost ...
 Baglioni (5 episodes, 1981)
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Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.

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Broadcast after the death of Simon Lack who has a featured role. See more »

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I admit I saw this over 25 years ago but recall it wasn't very good. I do remember a scene where the Italian actor playing the Pope Alexander VI (Adolfo Celi) shouted he wanted to see 'Nipples' - but it could well have been 'Naples'. I think it was the former as there was an orgy going on at the time. This series tried to be like 'I Claudius, but lacked focus (and good writing !) and wasn't repeated . In fact the BBC who made this also made the 'The Cleopatras' - which I think was even worse !! It will be interesting to see if there is a change with the Scarlett Johansson/Colin Farrell version which is to go into production soon.


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