Derek Jacobi plays the title role in this BBC adaptation of Robert Graves' historical novel. The 12-part epic of power, deception, and debauchery among Ancient Rome's imperial family finds the beloved Augustus (Brian Blessed) seeking a worthy heir as the scheming Livia (Siân Philips) positions her son Tiberius (George Baker) to rule as her puppet. Ultimately, Rome is at last awarded to the stuttering, deceptively meek Claudius. John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Margaret Tyzack also star. 11 hrs. total on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); extended episodes; featurettes; interviews. Also includes the bonus documentary "The Epic That Never Was" (1965).