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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (12 video files (approximately 675 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment : 1976.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 A Touch of Murder Episode 2 Waiting in the Wings Episode 3 What Shall We Do about Claudius? Episode 11 A God in Colchester Episode 4 Poison Is Queen Episode 5 Some Justice Episode 6 Queen of Heaven Episode 7 Reign of Terror Episode 8 Zeus, by Jove! Episode 9 Hail Who? Episode 10 Fool's Luck Episode 12 Old King Log.
Restrictions on Access Note:
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Participant or Performer Note:
Derek Jacobi (Claudius), Sian Phillips (Livia), Brian Blessed (Augustus), Margaret Tyzack (Antonia), John Hurt (Caligula), George Baker (Tiberius), Patrick Stewart (Sejanus), Stratford Johns (Piso), Sheila White (Messalina).
Summary, etc.:
Rated one of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time" by Time magazine, this epic BBC series spans the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus through Claudius, a stuttering scholar who learns early to play the fool and stay alive. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, it stars Derek Jacobi (The King's Speech, Cadfael) in a career-defining role. Siń Phillips (The Age of Innocence) is "exquisitely wicked" (Los Angeles Times) as the lethal Livia, wife to Augustus (Brian Blessed, Hamlet), while John Hurt (The Elephant Man) is "decadence personified" (USA Today) as the depraved Caligula, whose reign of terror paves the way for Claudius's ascension.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Claudius, Emperor of Rome, 10 B.C.-54 A.D. > Drama.
Rome > History > Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D. > Drama.

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