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 …
I, Claudius: Season 1, Episode #8 - Zeus, By Jove!
Rome, 37-38 CE. On his deathbed, Tiberius names Caligula heir to the Roman throne. Then Caligula falls into a…
I, Claudius: Season 1, Episode #7 - Reign of Terror
Rome, 30-31 CE. The ambitious Sejanus, has destroyed nearly all of his enemies. Even Tiberius, is in danger.…
Series Fun Facts
- Although Augustus (Brian Blessed) is intended to be 21 years older than his eventual successor Tiberius (George Baker), Baker is six years Blessed's senior in real life.
- 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.
- Goof (anachronisms): The DVD set being sold in 2012 has a menu page that features the Colloseum which was built nearly 30 years after Claudius died.