Rome: Season 1 (18)

THE foundations of Rome are crumbling and after eight years away at war two soldiers lives become entwined during the death of the Republic. This BBC/HBO drama was a huge undertaking and boasted the largest standing film set in the world and hundreds of

THE foundations of Rome are crumbling and after eight years away at war two soldiers' lives become entwined during the death of the Republic.

This BBC/HBO drama was a huge undertaking and boasted the largest standing film set in the world and hundreds of extras.

However, as with many epic programmes the story has too many characters and plot twists to keep the audience's concentration and is, at best, an average piece of programme-making. 3/5