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Masterpiece Season 7 episodes

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 13

"I, Claudius," the conclusion. Weary of ruling, Claudius marries his niece (Barbara Young) and makes her son Nero his heir. Pallas: Bernard Hepton. Narcissus: John Cater. Britannicus: Graham Seed. Octavia: Cheryl Johnson. Plautius: Roger Bizley. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 12

"I, Claudius," Part 12 focuses on the sexual escapades of Messalina (Sheila White). Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Pallas: Bernard Hepton. Mnester: Nicholas Amer. Silius: Stuart Wilson. Narcissus: John Cater. Scylla: Charlotte Howard. Domitia: Moira Redmond. Calpurnia: Jo Rowbottom. Justus: George Innes. Vivius: Manning Wilson. Herod: James Faulkner. Beta: Linal Haft. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 11

"I, Claudius," Part 11. Claudius (Derek Jacobi) proves a shrewd emperor but an imperceptive husband. Messalina: Sheila White. Silanus: Lyndon Brook. Herod: James Faulkner. Domitia: Moira Redmond. Gratus: Bernard Hill. Rufrius: Geoffrey Hinsliff. Narcissus: John Cater. Pallas: Bernard Hepton. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 10

"I, Claudius," Part 10. Caligula (John Hurt) forces noblewomen to staff a brothel and makes Claudius (Derek Jacobi) the doorkeeper. Calpurnia: Jo Rowbottom. Caesonia: Freda Dowie. Cassius: Sam Dastor. Messalina: Sheila White. Marcus: Norman Eshley. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 9

"I, Claudius," Part 9. Caligula (John Hurt) ascends the throne---and proclaims himself god. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Drusilla: Beth Morris. Antonia: Margaret Tyzack. Herod: James Faulkner. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 8

"I, Claudius," Part 8. Tiberius forbids Sejanus (Patrick Stewart) to marry Livilla (Patricia Quinn) and thus become his heir. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Antonia: Margaret Tyzack. Caligula: John Hurt. Agrippina: Fiona Walker. Apicata: Kate Lansbury. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 7

"I, Claudius," Part 7. While Livia (Sian Phillips) regrets having put her son Tiberius on the throne, his lieutenant and grandson scheme to succeed him. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Castor: Kevin McNally. Livilla: Patricia Quinn. Agrippina: Fiona Walker. Herod: James Faulkner. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 6

"I, Claudius," Part 6. Tiberius (George Baker) is the judge of the accused poisoners of Germanicus. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Piso: Stratford Johns. Plancina: Irene Hamilton. Livia: Sian Phillips. Agrippina: Fiona Walker. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 5

"I, Claudius," Part 5. Augustus learns of Livia's treachery---and becomes her next target. Brian Blessed. Livia: Sian Phillips. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Germanicus: David Robb. Tiberius: George Baker. Postumus: John Castle. Livilla: Patricia Quinn. Sejanus: Patrick Stewart. Fabius: Jonathan Burn. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 4

"I, Claudius," Part 4. The affair of Postumus (John Castle), the heir apparent, enhances Tiberius's chances of succeeding Augustus (Brian Blessed). Livia: Sian Phillips. Livilla: Patricia Quinn. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Tiberius: George Baker. Herod: James Faulkner. Antonia: Margaret Tyzack. Germanicus: David Robb. Livy: Denis Carey. Pollio: Donald Eccles. Castor: Kevin McNally. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 3

"I, Claudius," Part 3. One of Julia's lovers becomes a spy for Livia (Sian Phillips), who seeks proof of Julia's infidelity. Julia: Frances White. Augustus: Brian Blessed. Tiberius: George Baker. Claudius as a Boy: Ashley Knight. Plautius: Darien Angadi. Lucius: Simon MacCorkindale. Praxis: Alan Thompson. Herod: Michael Clements. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Antonia: Margaret Tyzack. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 2

"I, Claudius," Part 2. Hoping to succeed Augustus, Tiberius (George Baker) marries the Emperor's daughter (Frances White). Augustus: Brian Blessed. Livia: Sian Phillips. Drusus: Ian Ogilvy. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Antonia: Margaret Tyzack. Vipsania: Sheila Ruskin. Rufus: Michael Hawkins. read more

I, Claudius Season 7, Episode 1

Part 1 of "I, Claudius" involves the reign of Claudius's grandparents: Augustus (Brian Blessed) and his wife Livia (Sian Phillips). Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Agrippa: John Paul. Marcellus: Christopher Guard. Julia: Frances White. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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