|Written by||Philip Mackie|
|Directed by||Derek Bennett|
|Country of origin||UK|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||55 minutes|
|Production company||Granada Television|
|Picture format||Black-and-white 405-line 4:3|
|Original release||22 September –|
27 October 1968
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 major cast included:
All six episodes were written by Philip Mackie and directed by Derek Bennett.
|Episode #||Title||Original airdate|
|1||"Augustus"||22 September 1968|
|2||"Germanicus"||29 September 1968|
|3||"Tiberius"||6 October 1968|
|4||"Sejanus"||13 October 1968|
|5||"Caligula"||20 October 1968|
|6||"Claudius"||27 October 1968|
The Caesars was released on DVD (Region 2, UK) by Network in April 2006.