TV Series | TV-MA | | Action, Drama, History
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Ray Stevenson was extremely envious of James Purefoy's leather cuirass. The metal armor worn by all the actors was extremely uncomfortable, while Purefoy's leather one was not.
Atia of the Julii:
You fucked your sister! You little pervert!
The real Atia (Octavian's mother) died in 43 B.C. In the series she is still alive in 31 B.C.
Because episode three is 37 minutes long, it was hard for BBC2 to schedule in the UK, and it was also felt that the short running time would make the episode feel curiously light. The first three episodes were therefore edited down into episodes one and two for the UK. This was mostly achieved by trimming within existing scenes; few scenes were actually lost. The final two episodes of the first series were also edited into a single double-length episode, possibly because it was around the Christmas period and was easier to fit into the holiday schedule than two regular-length slots.