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HBO and BBC2 to take on I, Claudius

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Post by parthianbow » Tue June 14th, 2011, 10:05 pm

Argghh - I still haven't finished watching the original TV series. I'd better get on with it, or I'll never see it. I have every faith that HBO will make a good fist of it - look at Rome, The Sopranos, The Pacific, Band of Brothers etc. etc. etc.

Have they ever made a turkey of a series? (I don't know, just asking.)
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Post by Telynor » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:02 am

I love that original series of I, Claudius; the casting of that was brilliant, and I can't forget Patrick Stewart as Sejanus. Or Brian Blessed. Or Sian Phillips who was fantastic as Livia. I guess I will wait until it's on DVD to watch it, as we don't have HBO. Part of me is really torn in case it turns out to be not so good.

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Post by SGM » Wed June 15th, 2011, 7:36 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]and I can't forget Patrick Stewart as Sejanus[/quote]

I hadn't remembered that. The first time I remember noticing him was as Karla in Tinker Tailor. Weirdly, I remember Ian Ogilvy as Drusus and was reminded about him again because they were showing The Witchfinder General on TV again.
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