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The Fall of the Roman Empire

Star-studded recreation of the death throes of the greatest empire in world history. After Marcus Aurelius is poisoned, the role of emperor goes not to his adopted son as he had wished, but to his cruel son Commodus - who soon displays a tyrannical streak.

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2 hours, 52 minutes

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Mon 5 Apr 2021 14:20

Credits

Role Contributor
Marcus Aurelius Sir Alec Guinness
Lucilla Sophia Loren
Livius Stephen Boyd
Timonides James Mason
Commodus Christopher Plummer
Verulus Anthony Quayle
Ballomar John Ireland
Cleander Mel Ferrer
King of the Armenians Omar Sharif
Julianus Eric Porter
Producer Samuel Bronston
Writer Philip Yordan
Writer Ben Barzman
Director Anthony Mann

Broadcasts

  • Sun 24 Feb 2008 13:00
  • Sun 22 Feb 2009 14:00
  • Tue 28 Dec 2010 13:05
  • Sat 11 Jun 2011 13:35
  • Boxing Day 2011 20:00
  • Sat 4 Aug 2012 14:20
  • Wed 16 Apr 2014 11:20
  • Mon 28 Mar 2016 12:30
  • Thu 2 Jan 2020 14:25
  • Mon 5 Apr 2021 14:20

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