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Roman Mysteries 2007

  • 2008-09-01T19:00:00-04:00
  • BBC One
  • 2007-05-08T03:00:00-04:00
  • 24 mins
  • 8 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama, Action, Adventure
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.

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