Season 1, Episode 1 A.D.
A five-part miniseries chronicling the rise of Christianity amid the grandeur---and decadence---of 1st century Rome. In Part 1, Tiberius (James Mason) becomes embroiled in political intrigue; and, in Judea, dissension spreads among the Jews over the legitimacy of Jesus as the Messiah. Peter: Denis Quilley. Sejanus: Ian McShane. Nerva: Jack Warden. Caleb: Cecil Humphreys. Antonia: Colleen Dewhurst.
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- Premiered: March 31, 1985
- Rating: None
- Premise: A 12-hour 1985 miniseries about the rise of Christianity amid the grandeur---and decadence---of 1st-century Rome. This epic from producer Vincenzo Labella features a star-studded cast and picks up where his 1977 blockbuster `Jesus of Nazareth' left off. (more)