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I, Claudius


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Based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
The BBC2 Serial in 12 parts 1: A Touch of Murder
Written by JACK PULMAN
' I, Claudius, am now about to write this strange history ...' His history is of Rome and starts during the Emperorship of Augustus. Augustus rules Rome and therefore the world, but his wife, Livia, rules him.
Cast in order of appearance
... the series that was to become the most compelling of 1976. (FINANCIAL TIMES)


Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
The Sibyl: Freda Dowie
Augustus, Emperor of Rome: Brian Blessed
ThalluS: David Davenport
Marcellus, Augustus's son-in-law: Christopher Guard
Agrippa: John Paul
Julia, Augustus's daughter: Frances White
Livia, Augustus's second wife: Sian Phillips
Tiberius, Livia's som: George Baker
Octavia, Augustus's sister: Angela Morant
Vipsania, Tiberius's first wife: Sheila Ruskin
Aristarchus: Carleton Hobbs
Pylades: Guy Siner
Antonia (as a child): Amanda Kirby
Musa: Renu Setna
Slave SHERIDAN: Earl Russell
Drusus, Livia's second son: Ian Ogilvy
Antonia, Octavia's daughter: Margaret Tyzack
Masseuses: Anni Domingo
Masseuses: Yvonne Patterson
GaiuS: Earl Rhodes
LuCiuS: Russell Lewis
Slave: Paul Sherman
Senator: Roger Bizley
Courier: Patrick Drury
Rufus: Michael Hawkins
Guardsman: Andrew Manson
Claudius's slave: Tony Haygarth

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