All roads lead to Rome

The annals of imperial RomeTV One has just started screening the second series of its big budget historical drama RomeThe programme, which was jointly produced by the BBC, HBO, and Italian network RAI, is one of the most expensive television series ever filmed and was shot on 5 acres of outdoor sets at Cinecitta studios in Rome.

While the sex, violence, and political machinations of Rome may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it follows in a long tradition of  “sword and sandals” dramas.  For other “Roman” viewing check out the following – Continue reading