|01||01||Meeting At Formiae||20030720||20030726|
Julius seeks senate leaders Cicero and Cato's support to shake up the rule of Rome.
Julius visits senate leaders Cicero and Cato undercover to gather support for his proposed rule of Rome.
Stars David Troughton.
Julius visits senate leaders Cicero and Cato to get support for his proposed rule of Rome.
Julius Caesar makes an undercover visit to Senate leaders Cicero and Cato.
caesar makes an undercover visit to cicero and cato to gather support for his proposed rule of rome.
starring David Troughton.
episode 1 of 3
As Julius's appointed heir, young Octavian used his legendary skills to outwit enemies.
As Julius' appointed heir, young Octavian used his legendary skills to outwit enemies and rule Rome.
Stars Richard Johnson.
As Julius' appointed heir, young Octavian used his legendary skills to outwit enemies.
Octavian was just nineteen when Julius Caesar was killed.
As Caesar's appointed heir, he had some formidable adversaries, including Mark Anthony, but his political skill was unparalleled.
As Julius Caesar's appointed heir, young Octavian needed all of his renowned political skill to outwit his enemies and rule Rome.
|01||03 LAST||Peeling Figs For Julius||20030803||20030809|
His name is now a byword for depravity, but how evil was Emperor Caligula?
His name is now a byword for depravity, but growing up in Tiberius' court - how evil was Emperor Caligula? Stars David Tennant.
What would you do if you were king of the world and could have everything and anything you wanted? Gaius Caligula was - and he did.
This is the story of Caligula's four year rule from his point of view - seeing things the way he saw them, trying to walk a path between paranoia and the flattery of those who intended to use his madness to further their own ends; trying to live up to the myth of his dead father Germanicus; trying to resist the absolute power that threatened to let loose absolute madness.
Suetonius tells the story from the inside - Caligula not as monster but as victim and, in the end, claiming our sympathy as well as our horror.
The story of Emperor Caligula, whose name has become a byword for depravity.
Starring David Tennant.
|02||01||The Best Of Mothers||20050717||20050723|
The murderous tale of Emperor Nero and his interfering mother Agrippina.
Stars Jonathan Forbes and Frances Barber.
In the first of three Mike Walker plays drawing on the Lives of the Caesars, he shows how the Emperor Nero was a thwarted artist who hated violence and was only brought down for transgressing the Roman code of gravitas.
Music by David Pickvance and Sylvia Hallett.
Directed by Steven Canny.
The story of Emperor Nero and his mother Agrippina whose influence eventually drives him to murder.
|02||02||The Glass Ball Game||20050724||20050730|
The story of Emperor Hadrian and his relationship with Antinous.
Stars Andrew Garfield.
The story of Emperor Hadrian and his relationship with Antinous, who died in mysterious circumstances.
The historian Suetonius is drawn into Hadrian's private life when he befriends the Emperor's young lover, Antinous, and travels with them into the heart of Egypt.
episode 2 of 3
|02||03 LAST||Citizens In A Great City||20050731||20050806|
The story of Septimus Severus and how he came to the brink of becoming Emperor.
Stars Ronald Pickup and Ray Fearon.
Young Commodus buckles under the expectations put upon him by his father, the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius.
Septimus Severus is called upon to save the Empire from anarchy.
the story of septimus severus and how he ended up on the brink of becoming emperor.
episode 3 of 3
|03||01||Empress In The West||20070225||20070303|
The tale of Victoria, a woman in a man's world who gets to the top through her son.
Stars David Troughton and Barbara Flynn.
As the Roman Empire begins to fall apart, one woman sees it as an opportunity to wield the power that her gender has always denied her.
Gaul (Atraxis)....Tim Treloar
Polydorus/Envoy....Paul Richard Biggin
Messenger/Voice 2....Joseph Kloska
General/Voice 1/First Slave....Sam Dale
Second Slave....Emma Noakes
|03||02||The Maker Of All Things||20070304||20070310|
Constantine and Crispus are father and son.
Can even this bond survive politics?
Can even this indivisible bond survive politics? Starring Christine Kavanagh.
Constantine had the strength and determination to reunite the Empire, and to give it a new state religion - Christianity.
But what sacrifices must he make when he feels threatened by his own son?
Arrius....Paul Richard Biggin
|03||03 LAST||An Empire Without End||20070311||20070317|
As the Empire in the West begins to crumble before the forces of Atilla the Hun, it is left to an unlikely coalition of kingmakers to select the last Roman Emperor.
Can Romulus Augustus survive?
Emperor Leo....George Baker
Director Jenny Mortimer.
|03||03 LAST||Empire Without End||20070311||20110915 (BBC7)|
Romulus Augustus is studious, bookish, and not even Roman - yet he's worshipped as Caesar.