Season Cast 61

  1. Derek Jacobi

    Derek Jacobi

    Claudius (12 Episodes)

  2. George Baker

    George Baker

    (9 Episodes), Tiberius (12 Episodes)

  3. Margaret Tyzack

    Margaret Tyzack

    (6 Episodes), Antonia (12 Episodes)

  4. James Faulkner

    James Faulkner

    Herod Agrippa (12 Episodes), (6 Episodes)

  5. Brian Blessed

    Brian Blessed

    (5 Episodes), Augustus (12 Episodes)

  6. Fiona Walker

    Fiona Walker

    Agrippina (12 Episodes), (4 Episodes)

  7. Siân Phillips

    Siân Phillips

    (1 Episode), Livia Drusilla (12 Episodes)

  8. Sheila White

    Sheila White

    Messalina (12 Episodes), (3 Episodes)

  9. Kevin McNally

    Kevin McNally

    Castor (12 Episodes), (4 Episodes)

  10. Ian Ogilvy

    Ian Ogilvy

    Drusus (12 Episodes), (1 Episode)

  11. Frances White

    Julia (12 Episodes), (3 Episodes)

  12. Patrick Stewart

    Patrick Stewart

    Sejanus (12 Episodes)

  13. Bernard Hepton

    Bernard Hepton

    Pallas (12 Episodes), (2 Episodes)

  14. John Cater

    John Cater

    Narcissus (12 Episodes), (2 Episodes)

  15. David Robb

    David Robb

    Germanicus (12 Episodes), (3 Episodes)

  16. John Paul

    Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (12 Episodes), (1 Episode)

  17. John Rhys-Davies

    John Rhys-Davies

    Naevius Sutorius Macro (12 Episodes), (2 Episodes)

  18. Christopher Biggins

    Christopher Biggins

    Nero (12 Episodes)

  19. Patricia Quinn

    Patricia Quinn

    Livilla (4 Episodes)

  20. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    (4 Episodes)

  21. Kevin Stoney

    Kevin Stoney

    (3 Episodes)

  22. Moira Redmond

    Moira Redmond

    (2 Episodes)

  23. John Castle

    John Castle

    Postumus (2 Episodes)

  24. Freda Dowie

    Freda Dowie

    (2 Episodes)

  25. Bernard Hill

    Bernard Hill

    Gratus (2 Episodes)

  26. Lockwood West

    (2 Episodes)

  27. Norman Eshley

    (2 Episodes)

  28. Jo Rowbottom

    (2 Episodes)

  29. Souad Faress

    (2 Episodes)

  30. Karin Foley

    (2 Episodes)

  31. Bruce Purchase

    (1 Episode)

  32. Norman Shelley

    (1 Episode)

  33. Stuart Wilson

    Stuart Wilson

    (1 Episode)

  34. John Franklyn-Robbins
  35. Guy Siner

    Guy Siner

    (1 Episode)

  36. Patsy Byrne

    Patsy Byrne

    (1 Episode)

  37. Simon MacCorkindale

    Simon MacCorkindale

    (1 Episode)

  38. Geoffrey Hinsliff

    (1 Episode)

  39. Lyndon Brook

    Lyndon Brook

    (1 Episode)

  40. Stratford Johns

    Stratford Johns

    (1 Episode)

  41. Christopher Guard

    Christopher Guard

    (1 Episode)

  42. Norman Rossington

    Norman Rossington

    (1 Episode)

  43. Charles Kay

    Charles Kay

    (1 Episode)

  44. Darien Angadi

    (1 Episode)

  45. John Bennett

    John Bennett

    (1 Episode)

  46. Tony Haygarth

    Tony Haygarth

    (1 Episode)

  47. Beth Morris

    Beth Morris

    (1 Episode)

  48. Edward Jewesbury

    (1 Episode)

  49. Earl Rhodes

    (1 Episode)

  50. Danny Schiller

    (1 Episode)

  51. Esmond Knight

    Esmond Knight

    (1 Episode)

  52. Linal Haft

    (1 Episode)

  53. John Scott Martin

    John Scott Martin

    (1 Episode)

  54. Sally Bazely

    Sally Bazely

    (1 Episode)

  55. Aubrey Richards

    (1 Episode)

  56. John Burgess

    (1 Episode)

  57. George Pravda

    George Pravda

    (1 Episode)

  58. Richard Hunter

    (1 Episode)

  59. Richard Aylen

    (1 Episode)

  60. Liane Aukin

    (1 Episode)

  61. Roy Stewart

    Roy Stewart

    (1 Episode)

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Season Crew 8

Art

Costume & Make-Up

Directing

  1. Herbert Wise

    Herbert Wise

    Director (12 Episodes)

Production

  1. Martin Lisemore

    Producer (12 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Jack Pulman

    Writer (12 Episodes)

  2. Jack Pulman

    Writer (12 Episodes)

  3. Robert Graves

    Robert Graves

    Novel (12 Episodes), Original Story (12 Episodes)

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Episodes 12

September 20, 1976

Livia, the scheming wife of Augustus, seeks to disinherit her husband's grand-children in favour of her own son Tiberius.

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September 27, 1976

Livia, wife of Emperor Augustus plots against his daughter Julia and manages to convince him to bring her son Tiberius back from exile.

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October 4, 1976

Livia has engineered the downfall of Julia, who has been banished. Tiberius is recalled to Rome and is joint heir with Postumus. Poor stumbling, stuttering Claudius finds a friend in Herod, king of the Jews.

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October 11, 1976

The Imperial Army on the Rhine has been wiped out and Tiberius sent to avenge the defeat, followed later by Germanicus. Livia has discredited Postumus, who has been banished. Augustus has been feeling unwell, but is avoiding suspicions of poisoning by eating figs from his own garden.

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9.0

Some Justice

October 18, 1976

As Augustus learned of Livia's plot against Postumus, she took action which resulted in Tiberius becoming emperor. The situation in the East now threatens Tiberius's position.

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October 25, 1976

Germanicus has been murdered in Antioch and his wife Agrippina is convinced Tiberius ordered the killing. Livia has discovered that Caligula helped to poison his father. While Tiberius's perversions have become notorious, his right-hand man Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard, gathers more power for himself, including a marriage alliance with Claudius.

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November 1, 1976

With Tiberius retired to Capri, Sejanus plans to tighten his grip on Rome and divorces his wife so he can marry Livilla. But he also has powerful enemies and his attempts to consolidate power set in motion a bloody chain of events.

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November 8, 1976

Claudius has high hopes of a return to a Republic when Caligula insanely proclaims himself a god and his sister a goddess... but Rome officially accepts his divinity.

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9.0

Hail Who?

November 15, 1976

Caligula's erratic behaviour continues, as he makes his horse a senator and turns the palace into a brothel. Many in the Praetorian Guard grow to realise that their ruler is insane and, fearing the collapse of Rome itself, believe that something needs to be done.

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10.0

Fool's Luck

November 22, 1976

Claudius is happily married, while the mad Caligula has been assassinated. To his astonishment, Claudius has been proclaimed emperor by the Praetorian Guard.

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November 29, 1976

Claudius has ruled wisely for a year with the support of Messalina, whom he deeply loves. Convinced of her devotion, he is totally unaware that she is deceiving him.

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10.0

Old King Log

December 6, 1976

Almost at the end of his family history, Claudius' thoughts turn to the future of Rome.

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