I, Claudius

  • 1977
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

A superlative 13-part saga, based on Robert Graves' novels, centering on the historian Claudius and how, in an unlikely (and violent) chain of events, he came to rule the Roman Empire. Brilliantly mounted, and with a memorable lead performance by Derek Jacobi as the stuttering and shrewd Claudius, and a scene-stealing, over-the-top turn by John Hurt as (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 8 Reign of Terror

First Aired: December 25, 1977

Part 8. Tiberius (George Baker) forbids Sejanus to marry Livilla and thus become his heir. Claudius: Derek Jacobi. Antonia: Margaret Tyzack. Caligula: John Hurt. Agrippina: Fiona Walker. Apicata: Kate Lansbury. Aelia: Liane Aukin.

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A superlative 13-part saga, based on Robert Graves' novels, centering on the historian Claudius and how, in an unlikely (and violent) chain of events, he came to rule the Roman Empire. Brilliantly mounted, and with a memorable lead performance by Derek Jac… (more)

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