About Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire

In Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, Michael Sheen stars in drama-documentary reconstructions showing how Rome was rescued from ruin, entwined with Christianity and destroyed by the Goths

ABOUT ANCIENT ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE

Delve deep into the distant past to explore some of the world's most ancient cultures - and discover civilisations that changed the world forever.

Michael Sheen as Emperor Nero

Michael Sheen as Emperor Nero

In Ancient Rome, the influential culture is vividly brought to life thanks to some gripping drama-documentary reconstructions.

During the course of the series, viewers can see during the course of the series how Nero (played by Michael Sheen) lost his mind and took Rome to the brink of ruin, Caesar overthrew a 500-year-old republic, how Constantine reunited the Empire with military might and Christianity, and how the Goths sacked Rome, essentially ending the western Empire.