Following Caesar's death, his nephew Octavian and Marc Antony join forces to see off rival challengers for the Roman Empire. Their showdown with Caesar's murderers comes at the battle of Philippi.
Throughout history humans have always lived closely with animals. But it is the behaviour of the ancient Egyptians and their extraordinary treatment of animals that is currently fascinating scientist Dr Lidija McKnight.
Alexander the Great united the Greek city-states and built the largest empire in history. Richard discovers that it was his successors who had to make sense of the legacy he left.
This program sweeps aside the sanitised accounts and reveals the real world of the Roman amphitheatre, where cruelty became an art form and violence the essence of entertainment.
Legend has it that the Mayans believed the Earth would end in 2012, in an apocalyptic conflagration of unimaginable violence.
While Marc Antony falls for Cleopatra's charms, Caesar's nephew Octavian declares war on Egypt. The two leaders' final confrontation comes off the coast of Actium in a spectacular naval battle.
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