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Eight Days That Made Rome

Eight Days That Made Rome is a docu-drama that leaves behind the conventional chronologies of Rome's thousand-year history and brings razor-sharp focus to eight days that created, tested and defined its greatness.

Each programme works as a stand-alone, as strong in its own right as part of a series and reveals a Rome relevant to us today, with its noblest and darkest instincts still resonating in the world around us.

On-screen presenter Bettany Hughes discovers the significance and resonance of these Eight Days along with us, the viewer, as she explores key sites in Rome's empire and meets expert witnesses on subjects ranging from psychopathy to ancient religion.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 5 (2017 - 2017)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Drama History
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Rebirth of Rome

Episode 1x08; Dec 8, 2017

Bettany Hughes recalls the time that marked Rome's symbolic break with its 1,000-year pagan past - the day in 337 AD that Emperor Constantine the Great was baptised a Christian. It was a moment of profound significance not just for the empire, but fo

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: The Rebirth of RomeDec 8, 2017
1x07: Theatre Of DeathDec 8, 2017
1x06: The Downfall of NeroDec 1, 2017
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