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Story of the rulers of ancient Rome, including the rise to power of Julius Caesar.

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Freddie Jones ...  Claudius 6 episodes, 1968
André Morell ...  Tiberius 5 episodes, 1968
Caroline Blakiston ...  Agrippina 4 episodes, 1968
Barrie Ingham ...  Sejanus 4 episodes, 1968
William Corderoy William Corderoy ...  Drusus 4 episodes, 1968
Ralph Bates ...  Caligula 3 episodes, 1968
Suzan Farmer ...  Livilla 3 episodes, 1968
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After years of civil war following the assassination of Julius Caesar, his adopted son Octavian manages to unite the various factions and assume control of the Roman Empire. Taking the name Augustus, he presides over an unparalleled period of growth and prosperity, but when he dies, the Empire is thrown into confusion by the corrupt and violent reigns of Tiberius and the insane Caligula. Written by GusF

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21 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(6 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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highly recommended
28 October 2010 | by foghat4545See all my reviews

Excellent series, but misguided to compare it to "I, Claudius"

While Ralph Bates was a good actor for Hammer and other companies, and is adequate here, comparing him to John Hurt's award-winning performance as Caligula in "I, Claudius" is just dumb. The Robert Graves story is a work of FICTION, while "The Caesars" is an attempt at being historical - which it utterly fails at, as the dialog is entirely speculative. Also, great swaths of events and characters are completely absent. These at least appear in "I, Claudius." There are no Roman crowd scenes, either in the city or the provinces, and these would have added to the series somewhat. Still, what there is is excellent: solid acting, good script, and production values being adequate for the budget. A treat to watch.


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