This show is about the life of the Roman emperor Claudius. Born with a stutter and therefore percieved as a fool by his family, Claudius nevertheless manage to keep his wits to him while the rest of the imperial family plots against each other in their thirst for power.
Last Episode01x13 Old King Log Aired: Dec. 06, 1976
Claudius is persuaded to marry Agrippinilla, a corrupt woman who covets the throne of Rome for her son, Nero. He then completes his memoirs knowing …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (anachronisms): Julia had two elder sons that died a few years after her banishment. Historically, it was Lucius who died first of mysterious causes of illness and then Gaius who died in…
[show]Goof (anachronisms): Julia had two elder sons that died a few years after her banishment. Historically, it was Lucius who died first of mysterious causes of illness and then Gaius who died in a campaign after being wounded. In "I, Claudius" however, it is Gaius who died first of the mysterious causes *before* Julia's banishment and Lucius is the one who dies in the "accident".
- On early episodes, Derek Jacobi put a stone in his shoe so he would limp realistically. Once he got used to it, he didn't need the stone any more.
- Derek Jacobi is only seven years younger than Margaret Tyzack, who plays his mother. In reality, Antonia was 26 when she gave birth to Claudius in 10 BCE.