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I Claudius Box Set (DVD)
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This box set features the series as originally broadcast--13 episodes of circa 50mins each.I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves' I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it proved one of the corporation's most successful drama serials of all time. It starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius, with Si?Phillips, Brian Blessed, John Hurt, and Patrick Stewart. I, Claudius follows the history of Rome, narrated by the elderly Claudius, from the death of Marcellus, nephew and son-in-law of Augustus, in the first episode to Claudius' own death in the last. The series opens with Augustus, the emperor of Rome, attempting to find an heir, and his wife Livia plotting to elevate her own son Tiberius to this position. The plotting and double-crossing continue for many decades, through the conspiracy of Sejanus and the rule of the lunatic emperor Caligula, culminating in Claudius' seemingly accidental rise to power.Special Features 70-minute documentary about the TV show 70-minute documentary about an abandoned 1937 film version 4 and a half minutes of alternative scenes

Running Time: 648 minutes
Region: Region 2
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 30 Sept. 2002

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