Roman Mysteries

Roman Mysteries is a tremendous way for younger viewers to learn about ancient history. Set in the Roman Empire in AD79, it is based on a series of novels by Caroline Lawrence that have sold more than a million copies worldwide. It isn't hard to see why - they graft child-friendly adventure on to careful research, and the same care has been taken to transfer them faithfully to the screen with the help of a strong cast and healthy-looking budget. The first episode this afternoon gives a vivid sense of gladiatorial combat, without the risk of children waking up in the middle of the night screaming.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom CBBC (2007 - 2008)
Schedule: Fridays at 12:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Children
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x10: The Slave Girl from Jerusalem (Part 2)Sep 2, 2008
2x09: The Slave Girl from Jerusalem (Part 1)Sep 2, 2008
2x08: The Fugitive from Corinth (Part 2)Aug 19, 2008
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