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Rated one of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time" by Time magazine, this epic BBC series spans the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus through Claudius, a stuttering scholar who learns early to play the fool and stay alive. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, it stars Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech, Cadfael) in a career-defining role. Siân Phillips (The Age of Innocence) is “exquisitely wicked” (Los Angeles Times) as the lethal Livia, wife to Augustus (Brian Blessed, Hamlet), while John Hurt (The Elephant Man) is "decadence personified" (USA Today) as the depraved Caligula, whose reign of terror paves the way for Claudius’s ascension.
Winner of an Emmy® and numerous other awards, this riveting tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue remains one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Patrick Stewart (X-Men), George Baker (The Ruth Rendell Mysteries), Margaret Tyzack (Cousin Bette), and James Faulkner (The Bank Job) also star.
Another rarely seen gem from PBS in the 1970s. Derek Jacobi is brilliant.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was totally transformed back to 1976 when I first watched this excellent BBC production. In my mind the only thing that could have made it better would have been having Alistair... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Bob
I saw "I, Claudius" when it came out in the early 80's. It is an interesting look at the madness and corruption of the Caesars and the forces which kept them in power for... Read morePublished 27 days ago by readsalot
an incredible piece of historical work, written in modern and anecdotal English, and chock full of historical facts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Merrilyn Reeves
Quality is mediocre but the plot & acting are superb. Made us Derek Jacobi fans. Amazing cast includes Sean Phillips, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Brian Blessed, & John Rhys-Davies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janet A. Norman
Watched this back in the 70's on Masterpiece. Always wanted to see it again and now I can watch it anytime. The only issue was the sound quality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Boli 1
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Not very much. Some bare breasts, that's about it. If you're expecting anything like the movie 'Caligula' it's a far cry from that. Remember, this was filmed in the 70s for BBC. Was pretty graphic for TV back in those days but not so much by today's standards.
Aug 2, 2013 by venussansfurs | See all 2 posts
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The features that are new to Acorn's 2012 DVD release (vs. the 2008 one from Image) include a newly filmed interview with Derek Jacobi and a BBC documentary about the series from 2002 among others.
Mar 29, 2012 by DPK | See all 8 posts
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