I, Claudius (1976 - 1976)

I, Claudius


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A superlative 13-part saga, based on Robert Graves' novels, centering on the historian Claudius and how, in an unlikely (and violent) chain of events, he came to rule the Roman Empire. Brilliantly mounted, and with a memorable lead performance by Derek Jacobi as the stuttering and shrewd Claudius, and a scene-stealing, over-the-top turn by John Hurt as Caligula, the 1977 series became one of the most acclaimed and popular productions in the history of `Masterpiece Theatre.'

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Critics Consensus: Marrying a trove of terrific actors at the their peak with a masterful script that draws from irresistibly juicy source material, I, Claudius transcends its paltry production values to become a gold standard for historical dramas.

1976, PBS, 13 episodes


Series Details

TV Network: PBS
Premiere Date: Nov 6, 1977
Genre: Drama
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