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
- Ava Gardner became great friends with writer Robert Graves (II) when they both lived in Spain in the early 50's. Coincidentally MGM tried to set up a version around this time with Ava in the lead.
- The series spans 77 years, from 23 BC to 54 AD.
- The opening credits were later parodied in "Black-Adder II" (1986), which also featured Patsy Byrne.