Rome is a spectacular epic drama series for BBC TWO which chronicles
the rise of the Roman Empire through the eyes of two foot-soldiers.
Co-produced with HBO, it's the powerful saga of two ordinary Roman
soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who unwittingly become entwined
in the historical events of ancient Rome.
An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands
and wives, it portrays a fascinating and influential period of history:
the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar completes his conquest
of Gaul after eight years of war and prepares to return to Rome.
Ciaran Hinds stars as Gaius Julius Caesar; Kevin
McKidd as Lucius Vorenus; Ray Stevenson as
Titus Pullo; James Purefoy as Mark Antony;
Kenneth Cranham as Pompey Magnus; Lindsay Duncan
as Servilia; Polly Walker as Atia; Indira Varma
as Niobe; Tobias Menzies as Brutus; Kerry Condon
as Octavia; and Max Pirkis as Gaius Octavian, who later
becomes the first Emperor of Rome.
Humans become the hunted in this series of true, dramatised stories.
These remarkable cases show how Sweden's wolves, India's leopards
and Africa's lions all developed a taste for human flesh.
In India's jungles, the Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag killed
more than 125 people before legendary hunter and conservationist Jim
Corbett, played by Jason Flemyng, stopped it in its
In darkest Africa, the Lions of Njombe killed 1,500 people over
seven years. Game warden George Rushby discovers the reasons why this
pride will only feed on people but, when they kill a child he loves
as his own, his war against these animals becomes personal.
The action in this series from the Natural History Unit unravels why
the beasts lost their fear of man and instead cultivated a thirst for
Helena Bonham-Carter stars as the mother of seven
children - three 'normal' girls and four boys, each to some degree autistic.
Curtis is supersensitive and allergic to everything, including Christmas
and the colour red. David - with ADHD - is a mini-whirlwind, creative
and destructive in equal measures. Christopher has Asperger's syndrome
and has a problem with anything that doesn't say exactly what it means.
Richard hates surprises and being jolly.
Inspired by the real-life Jackson family, who featured in the recent
documentary My Family And Autism, Sandy Welch's drama is a warm, poignant
and uplifting story which looks at the struggles, tears, laughter and
moments of magic that this extraordinary household experiences over
the course of a year.