I, Claudius

  • Premiered: Sep 1976
  • Episodes: 13
  • Followers: 40
  • Ended
  • BBC Two
  • Monday at 21
  • Drama History Mini-series

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Season 1
1x1
A Touch of Murder
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 20, 1976
Augustus Caesar is at the height of his power. He favors Marcellus but his wife Livia schemes to have her son Tiberius succeed him. Grandson Claudius, narrator and future Emperor and historian, is born.
1x2
Family Affairs
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 27, 1976
It is now 9 BC. Livia has poisoned Agrippa and Tiberius is being forced to divorce his wife Vipsania to marry Julia. Neither Tiberius nor Julia are happy with this arrangement and Julia .. show full overview
1x2
Waiting in the Wings
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 27, 1976
Livia enlists Claudius' sister Lucilla to discredit Postumus. Now a young adult, Claudius is advised to play up his foolish appearance to protect himself.
1x3
What Shall We Do About Claudius?
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 04, 1976
Claudius' brother Germanicus returns to Rome a war hero. But he, tipped off by an exiled Postumus, tells an unsuspecting Augustus of the schemes against him. Augustus attempts to restore .. show full overview
1x4
Poison Is Queen
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 11, 1976
Tiberius, aided by Sejanus and Germanicus, becomes Emperor. However, Germanicus dies under mysterious circumstances with Tiberius ally Piso accused of the crime. Claudius' young nephew Caligula already causes concern.
1x5
Some Justice
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 18, 1976
Tiberius, aided by Sejanus, is proving to be a harsh ruler with only Germanicus able to keep him under control. However, whilst he is in Syria Germannicus is mysteriously poisoned.
1x6
Queen of Heaven
Episode overview
Air date
Oct 25, 1976
As Tiberius's chief advisor, Sejanus rules Rome with an iron hand, moving himself toward the throne. Meanwhile, an aged Livia asks to meet with Claudius.
1x7
Reign of Terror
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Air date
Nov 01, 1976
Livilla's passion for Sejanus brings his Reign of Terror to a horrific climax.
1x8
Zeus, By Jove!
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Air date
Nov 08, 1976
Caligula takes over as Emperor. At first he is hailed as a savior. But eventually the monster is revealed.
1x9
Hail Who?
Episode overview
Air date
Nov 15, 1976
Caligula's behavior becomes more and more erratic. Claudius works hard to control him but a conspiracy is growing among the soldiers. How can they rid themselves of their mad Emperor? And who will replace him?
1x10
Fool's Luck
Episode overview
Air date
Nov 22, 1976
Claudius has been appointed Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. He quickly proves himself capable of handling the role. But danger lurks in his own household.
1x11
A God in Colchester
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Air date
Nov 29, 1976
Messalina's behaviour becomes ever more outrageous and it seems that Claudius is the only one who is unaware of this.
1x12 Show finale
Old King Log
Episode overview
Air date
Dec 06, 1976
Claudius remarries and makes his new step-son Nero his heir. His attempts to restore the Republic fail, but his scandalous written history survives.

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