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
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Series Fun Facts
- According to his memoirs, Ronnie Barker was originally offered the role of Claudius.
- The final installment, "Old King Log," contains a pun on the names of both the screenwriter and the author of the 'Claudius' novels. Before his vision in the Senate where he sees the ghosts…
[show]The final installment, "Old King Log," contains a pun on the names of both the screenwriter and the author of the 'Claudius' novels. Before his vision in the Senate where he sees the ghosts of his past, Claudius mysteriously declares "The man who dwells by the pool shall open graves and the dead will live again." This plays on Jack Pulman, the screenwriter; and Robert Graves (II), the novelist.
- Goof (revealing mistake): When Augustus throws Postumus against a wall, you can see the wall wobble.