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 (revealing mistake): When Augustus throws Postumus against a wall, you can see the wall wobble.
- George Baker, who was in his early forties, went on a regime of diet and exercise so he could realistically play a young Tiberius. He managed to equal the weight he used to have when he was…
[show]George Baker, who was in his early forties, went on a regime of diet and exercise so he could realistically play a young Tiberius. He managed to equal the weight he used to have when he was twenty-four. His tiredness and exhaustion from working out so much and eating so little actually made it easier for him to play an often frustrated and bitter character prone to mood swings.
- Although Augustus (Brian Blessed) was 21 years older than his eventual successor Tiberius (George Baker), Baker is six years Blessed's senior in real life.