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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1976
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC TWO TV Network

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I, Claudius (UK)

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.

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01x13 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 …

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The show had 1 season and 13 episodes air in 1976.

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  • The series was filmed over a period of 6 months in a BBC studio. Charlton Heston was one consideration for the title role, but because of the extent of the shoot and Heston's US residency,…
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    The series was filmed over a period of 6 months in a BBC studio. Charlton Heston was one consideration for the title role, but because of the extent of the shoot and Heston's US residency, the idea was abandoned.
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  • Goof (anachronisms): Julia had two elder sons that died a few years after her banishment. Historically, it was Lucius who died first of mysterious causes of illness and then Gaius who died in…
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    Goof (anachronisms): Julia had two elder sons that died a few years after her banishment. Historically, it was Lucius who died first of mysterious causes of illness and then Gaius who died in a campaign after being wounded. In "I, Claudius" however, it is Gaius who died first of the mysterious causes *before* Julia's banishment and Lucius is the one who dies in the "accident".
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  • 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…
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    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.
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