The Caesars (TV series)

The Caesars is a British television series produced by Granada Television for the ITV network in 1968. Made in black-and-white and written and produced by Philip Mackie, it covered similar dramatic territory to the later BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, dealing with the lives of the early emperors of Ancient Rome but differed in its less sensationalist depictions of historical characters and their motives, in particular the Emperor Tiberius is portrayed much more sympathetically.

The Caesars
The Caesars DVD release.
GenreDrama
Written byPhilip Mackie
Directed byDerek Bennett
StarringFreddie Jones
Caroline Blakiston
William Corderoy
André Morell
Composer(s)Derek Hilton
Country of originUK
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Producer(s)Philip Mackie
Running time55 minutes
Production company(s)Granada Television
Release
Original networkITV
Picture formatBlack-and-white 405-line 4:3
Audio formatMono
Original release22 September 
27 October 1968

Major cast

The major cast included:

Episode list

All six episodes were written by Philip Mackie and directed by Derek Bennett.

Episode # Title Original airdate
1"Augustus"22 September 1968 (1968-09-22)
2"Germanicus"29 September 1968 (1968-09-29)
3"Tiberius"6 October 1968 (1968-10-06)
4"Sejanus"13 October 1968 (1968-10-13)
5"Caligula"20 October 1968 (1968-10-20)
6"Claudius"27 October 1968 (1968-10-27)

DVD release

The Caesars was released on DVD (Region 2, UK) by Network in April 2006.

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