Mussolini & I (1985)

Introduction Mussolini and I (alternatively titled Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce) is a 1985 made-for-television docudrama film directed by Alberto Negrin. It chronicles the strained relationship between Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and his son-in-law and foreign minister, Count Galeazzo Ciano, based on Ciano’s diaries. Made in English as an Italian-French-German-Swiss-Spanish-US co-production,… Read More

Roman Empire (2019): S03E04 – Descent into Madness

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Roman Empire looks at the end of the reign of Caligula. His sisters Agrippina and Livilla plot against him after he marries. He later has them shipped to exile on an island in the Mediterranean. The derange emperor becomes… Read More

Roman Empire (2019): S03E03 – In Search of an Heir

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Rome Empire looks at the increasingly deranged and paranoid reign of Emperor Caligula. He a kills his heir and forces his praetorian prefect to commit suicide. In search of a new heir to solidify his place as Emperor, Caligula… Read More

Roman Empire (2019): S03E02 – A New Hope

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Roman Empire examines the life of Caligula from his days as co-heir of the Empire. He smothers Emperor Tiberius to death with a pillow and nullifies his will instructing co-emperors. Caligula is made Emperor and works to win over… Read More

Roman Empire (2019): S03E01 – The Rightful Heir

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline The young Caligula has a difficult childhood when his family members are either murdered or exiled at the hands of the emperor Tiberius. Roman Empire Series You can find a full index and overview of Roman Empire here. Production… Read More

Roman Empire (2018): S02E05 – The Ides of March

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Caesar implements important reforms and grows more powerful and popular in Rome. He acts like a king and plans to become a dictator in perpetuity. To demonstrate his power, he plans to conquer Parthia. However, the Senate and Brutus… Read More

Roman Empire (2018): S02E04 – Queen of the Nile

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Caesar pursues Pompey to Egypt, where he is received by king Ptolemy, who seeks an ally against his rival to the throne – his sister Cleopatra. Caesar finds good chemistry with Cleopatra, but problems in Rome require his return… Read More

Roman Empire (2018): S02E03 – Crossing the Rubicon

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Caesar’s hard-won victory over Gaul endears him to the Roman people but leads to a military showdown with the Senate and his former ally, Pompey. Roman Empire Series You can find a full index and overview of Roman Empire… Read More

Roman Empire (2018): S02E02 – The Great Conqueror

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline Caesar’s wealth grows as one-third of the triumvirate, but his brutal tactics make enemies, forcing him to remake his image as a military conqueror. Roman Empire Series You can find a full index and overview of Roman Empire here.… Read More

Roman Empire (2018): S02E01 – The Triumvirate

Introduction Roman Empire is a television docudrama based on historical events of the Roman Empire. Outline After success in war makes Caesar a rising star, escalating tension between Rome’s two most powerful men creates an opportunity for advancement. Roman Empire Series You can find a full index and overview of Roman Empire here. Production &… Read More