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Herbert Wise United Kingdom, 1976

Richmond Hill's rating of the film I, Claudius

The thinking man's soap opera: a gloriously satiric serial containing some of the most relishable and delicious moments of high drama and low comedy (bed fellows both) ever committed to film (or rather video given its multi-camera format, here superbly modulated with that crackle of live performance missing from much modern television). The archest of raised historical eyebrows.