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
- Derek Jacobi (Claudius) is the only actor to appear in all 13 episodes of the series. In second place are George Baker (Tiberius) and Margaret Tyzack (Antonia), who each appear in nine episodes.
- Ray Brooks and Helen Mirren turned down key roles.
- 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.