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Ancient Rome: the Rise and Fall of an Empire

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
New series Turning points in Roman history - and some of the Empire's greatest stories - are brought to life in this excellent drama documentary.
1/6. Nero. What happens when the most powerful man in the world goes mad? Michael Sheen stars as the infamous emperor, who murdered his wife, married his slave boy and took Rome to the brink of ruin.
Writer/Director Nick Murphy ; Producer Mark Hedgecoe I Claudius and Togas on TV continue the theme from 10pm on BBC4 From today, visit www.bbc.co.uk/history to play CDX. a mystery about an ancient blade, arms dealers and the revival of a Roman cult
Rome 'n' ruin: p28; Book offer: p29; Keeping it real: p59

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Sheen
Director: Nick Murphy
Producer: Mark Hedgecoe
Nero: Michael Sheen
Tigellinus: James Wilby
Natalis: Michael Maloney
Rufus: Ben Pullen
Piso: Huqh Ross
Poppea: Catherine McCormacK
Seneca: Hugh Dickinson
Cluvius: David de Keyser
Milichus: Alex Lowe
Scaevinus: Trevor Cooper
Fop: Stewart Permutt

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Ancient Rome: the Rise and Fall of an Empire

BBC One London, 21 September 2006 21.00






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