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Born in the Purple

   2016    History
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall. In the first episode, the death of Marcus Aurelius brings a century of Roman triumphs and victories to an end, transferring power to his spoiled, unprepared son Commodus. When his father bequeaths him the world's mightiest empire, he is forced to spill the blood of both friends and enemies alike to keep his crown.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

The Making of an Emperor

   2016    History
In the second episode of the series, the Germanic tribes strike as Marcus Aurelius succumbs to disease, leaving a skeptical Emperor Commodus to prosecute a war that doesn't interest him.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

Enemy of the Senate

   2016    History
In the third episode of the series, Commodus rises to power as Rome's new emperor, but not everyone supports his ascent. Among those conspiring against him: his older sister Lucilla.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

Rome is Burning

   2016    History
In the fourth episode of the series, Commodus defeats his sister's coup but withdraws from governing, allowing others to amass power while he engages in an affair and banishes his wife.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

Fight for Glory

   2016    History
In the fifth episode of the series, lavish imperial games at the Colosseum are highlighted by the emperor's bloody victories, but his paranoid abuses of power lead to a final betrayal.
Series: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Shine a Light
Shine a Light

   2008    Art
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Colour The Spectrum of Science
Colour The Spectrum of Science

   2015    Science
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
The Story of China
The Story of China

   2016    History
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers

   2018    Science
Queen Live at Wembley Stadium
Queen Live at Wembley Stadium

   1986    Art