Critic Alastair Sooke hails Roman art in this superb three-part series.
Set in 44 BC Rome, Empire is centred around young Octavius (Santiago Cabrera).
Professor Mary Beard embarks on an investigation to explore Caligula Roman life.
Dan Snow and Sarah Parcak set out to track down lost cities, amphitheatres and forts.
Mary Beard asks not what the Romans did for us, but what the Empire did for Rome.
Yesterday delves deep into the past to explore some of the world's most ancient cultures.