I, Claudius (radio adaptation)

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I, Claudius
Cover of the audiobook
Genre radio drama
Running time 6 x 60 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Starring Tom Goodman-Hill,
Derek Jacobi,
Harriet Walter,
Tim McInnerny,
Samuel Barnett
Writer(s) Robin Brooks, after the novels by Robert Graves
Director(s) Jonquil Panting
Air dates 28 November 2010 to 2 January 2011
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Opening theme David Pickvance
Ending theme David Pickvance

I, Claudius is a six-part 2010 radio adaptation of the novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves. Broadcast as part of the Classic Serial strand on BBC Radio 4, it was adapted by Robin Brooks and directed by Jonquil Panting, with music composed by David Pickvance. Claudius was played by Tom Goodman-Hill and the series' cast is also notable for including Derek Jacobi, who played Claudius in the 1976 BBC TV adaptation of the same works. The series was released as a BBC Audiobook on 6 January 2011.[1] It won the 2012 Audie Award in the "Audio Dramatization" category.[2][3]



  1. Augustus (broadcast 28 November 2010)
  2. Tiberius (broadcast 5 December 2010)
  3. Sejanus (broadcast 12 December 2010)
  4. Caligula (broadcast 19 December 2010)
  5. Claudius (broadcast 26 December 2010)
  6. Messalina (broadcast 2 January 2011)


  1. "I Claudius " I Claudius at BBC Shop
  2. I Claudius, AudioGo, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4084-2755-2
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