Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire

THE HISTORY CHANNEL – Tuesday 5 August, 8.30pm

This series follows the most dramatic Roman characters as they lead an empire slowly sliding to its own destruction and the Barbarian leaders who brought about that destruction. We vividly create the living environment of the time: teeming Roman streets, struggling armies, gladiators, Roman excesses and debauchery, the camps and villages of the barbarians, and the deeply human struggle of outsiders to conquer and the Romans to survive.