I, Claudius
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1976
Director: Herbert Wise
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 014381-918724
Running time: 11:09 (669 Min.)
Casetype: Slip Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: August 15, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#879)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 12, 2000
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
I, CLAUDIUS ranks among the most acclaimed productions in BBC history. Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, it's an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fasinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have marked him a fool -- yet whom prophesies have foretold will one day rule Rome.

Also included is a unique documentary feature, "The Epic That Never Was," a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at Alexander Korda's ill-fated 1937 screen adaptation of I, CLAUDIUS. Starring Merle Oberon and Charles Laughton and narrated by Dirk Bogarde, the chronicle of this uncompleted masterpiece is an unforgettable coda to one of the greatest stories ever told.

1. A Touch of Murder
2. Family Affairs
3. Waiting in the Wings
4. What Shall We Do About Claudius?
5. Poison is Queen
6. Some Justice
7. Queen of Heaven
8. Reign of Terror
9. Zeus, By Jove!
10. Hail Who?
11. Fool's Luck
12. A God in Colchester
13. Old King Log
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Genres
Drama
Classic
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC Television
 • London Film Productions
Media Companies:
 • Image Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
 
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
Crew
 1 - A Touch of Murder
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 2 - Family Affairs
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 3 - Waiting in the Wings
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 4 - What Shall We Do About Claudius?
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 5 - Poison is Queen
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 6 - Some Justice
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 7 - Queen of Heaven
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Brian Hiles....Sound
 8 - Reign of Terror
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Brian Hiles....Sound
 9 - Zeus, By Jove!
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 10 - Hail Who?
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 11 - Fool's Luck
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 12 - A God in Colchester
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
 13 - Old King Log
Direction
Herbert Wise....Director
Writing
Robert Graves....Original Material By
Jack Pulman....Writer
Production
Martin Lisemore....Producer
Music
Wilfred Josephs....Composer
Sound
Chick Anthony....Sound
Cast
 1 - A Touch of Murder
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
Frances White....Julia
John Paul....Agrippa
Christopher Guard....Marcellus
Carleton Hobbs....Aristarchus
Angela Morant....Octavia
Sheila Ruskin....Vipsania
Renu Setna....Musa
Freda Dowie....The Sybil
Guy Siner....Pylades
David Davenport....Thallus
Amanda Kirby....Antonia
Sheridan Earl Russell....Slave
 2 - Family Affairs
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
Ian Ogilvy....Drusus
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Frances White....Julia
Sheila Ruskin....Vipsania
Michael Hawkins....Rufus
Renu Setna....Musa
Roger Bilzey....Senator
Tony Haygarth....Claudius' Slave
Anni Domingo....Masseuses
Yvonne Patterson....Masseuses
Earl Rhodes....Gaius
Russell Lewis....Lucius
Paul Sherman....Slave
Patrick Drury....Courier
Andrew Manson....Guardsman
 3 - Waiting in the Wings
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Frances White....Julia
Simon MacCorkindale....Lucius
Darien Angadi....Plautius
Ashley Knight....Young Claudius
Kevin McNally....Castor
Katharine Levy....Livilla
Michael Clements....Herod
Esmond Knight....Domitius
Kevin Stoney....Thrasyllus
Alan Thompson....Praxis
Diana Hutchinson....Agrippina
Gary Lock....Germanicus
Alister Kerr....Postumus
Roy Stewart....Sentor
Nick Willatt....Courier
John Burgess....Julia's Lover
James Fagan....Julia's Lover
Ronald Markham....Julia's Lover
John Scott Martin....Julia's Lover
 4 - What Shall We Do About Claudius?
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Patricia Quinn....Livilla
David Robb....Germanicus
Fiona Walker....Agrippina
Norman Shelley....Horace
James Faulkner....Herod
Kevin McNally....Castor
Donald Eccles....Pollio
Denis Carey....Livy
John Truscott....Librarian
Alan Thompson....Praxis
Guy Slater....Courier
Vivien Clifford....Postumus' Wife
Jennifer Croxton....Claudius' Bride
 5 - Poison is Queen
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
Patrick Stewart....Sejanus
Patricia Quinn....Livilla
David Robb....Germanicus
John Castle....Postumus
Carol Gillies....Camilla
Jonathan Burn....Fabius
James Bree....Montanus
Graham Rowe....Junius
John Evitts....Meno
Alan Thompson....Praxis
Michael Segal....Quaestor
Peter Harwood....Assassin
 6 - Some Justice
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Stratford Johns....Piso
Irene Hamilton....Plancina
David Robb....Germanicus
Fiona Walker....Agrippina
Patrick Stewart....Sejanus
James Faulkner....Herod
Kevin McNally....Castor
Roy Purcell....Vitellius
Patsy Byrne....Martina
George Pravda....Gershom
Robert Morgan....Caligula
Norman Ettlinger....Senator
Ronald Markham....Slave
John Scott Martin....Slave
Souad Faress....Slave
 7 - Queen of Heaven
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Siān Phillips....Livia
George Baker....Tiberius
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
John Hurt....Caligula
Patrick Stewart....Sejanus
Isabel Dean....Lollia
Fiona Walker....Agrippina
Patricia Quinn....Livilla
Kevin McNally....Castor
James Faulkner....Herod
Edward Jewesbury....Titus
Aubrey Richards....Varro
Kevin Stoney....Thrasyllus
Peter Williams....Sliius Caecina
Karin Foley....Helen
William Bond....Usher
Neil Dickson....Guard
Michael Stock....Guard
 8 - Reign of Terror
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
George Baker....Tiberius
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Patricia Quinn....Livilla
John Hurt....Caligula
Patrick Stewart....Sejanus
Fiona Walker....Agrippina
Liane Aukin....Aelia
Charles Kay....Gallus
John Rhys-Davies....Macro
Kate Lansbury....Apicata
John Franklyn-Robbins....Atticus
Michael Segal....Quaestor
Kevin Stoney....Thrasyllus
Karin Foley....Helen
Katherine Hughes....Arria
Alfonso Di Lieto....Junius
Richard Aylen....Senator
Richard Lindfield....Captain of the Guard
Pat Gorman....Captain of the Guard
Kim Begley....Guard
Richard Hunter....Drusus
Peter Benedict....Slave
John Beardmore....Slave
Jeremy Wallis....Bystander
 9 - Zeus, By Jove!
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
John Hurt....Caligula
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Beth Morris....Drusilla
George Baker....Tiberius
James Faulkner....Herod
John Rhys-Davies....Macro
Jon Laurimore....Lentulus
Anne Dyson....Briseis
Lockwood West....Senator
Arthur Whybrow....Stone Mason
Douglas Melbourne....Gemellus
Alan Tucker....Slave
 10 - Hail Who?
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
John Hurt....Caligula
Jo Rowbottom....Calpurnia
Sheila White....Messalina
Sam Dastor....Cassius
Norman Eshley....Marcus
Freda Dowie....Caesonia
Anne Dyson....Briseis
Lockwood West....Senator
Bruce Purchase....Sabinus
James Fagan....Asprenas
Norman Rossington....Sergeant
Bernard Hill....Gratus
Sally Bazely....Poppaea
Robert Bateman....Singer
Gina Manicom....Iris
Jan Carey....Diana
Stan McGowan....Young Man
Julian Armstrong....German Guard
William Bond....Usher
 11 - Fool's Luck
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Sheila White....Messalina
Bernard Hepton....Pallas
John Cater....Narcissus
Moira Redmond....Domitia
Lyndon Brook....Silanus
James Faulkner....Herod
Sam Dastor....Cassius
John Bennett....Xenophon
Norman Eshley....Marcus
Geoffrey Hinsliff....Rufrius
Bernard Hill....Gratus
George Little....Tortius
Neal Arden....Cestius
James Fagan....Asprenas
C. Lethbridge Baker....Protector
Terry Francis....Slave
Amanda Kemp....Midwife
 12 - A God in Colchester
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Sheila White....Messalina
Bernard Hepton....Pallas
John Cater....Narcissus
Moira Redmond....Domitia
Jo Rowbottom....Calpurnia
Stuart Wilson....Silius
Nicholas Amer....Mnester
Manning Wilson....Marcus Vibius
George Innes....Quintus Justus
James Faulkner....Herod
Charlotte Howard....Scylla
Linal Haft....Geta
Souad Faress....Girl
Danny Schiller....Slave
Glenn Cunningham....Slave
 13 - Old King Log
Derek Jacobi....Claudius
Bernard Hepton....Pallas
John Cater....Narcissus
Barbara Young....Agrippinilla
Christopher Biggins....Nero
Graham Seed....Britannicus
Peter Bowles....Caractacus
George Howe....Senator
Roger Bilzey....Plautius
Freda Dowie....The Sybil
Cheryl Johnson....Octavia
John Drake....Consul
Siān Phillips....Livia
Margaret Tyzack....Antonia
Brian Blessed....Augustus
George Baker....Tiberius
John Hurt....Caligula