Episode guide

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Series 1

Empire

  • Empire, 1

    Spectacular six-part drama series depicting the rise to power of Caesar's teenage nephew Octavian, who became Emperor Augustus. In this dramatic opener, Caesar is assassinated.

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  • Empire, 2

    The battle to lead Rome continues in this stunning biopic of Emperor Augustus. Caesar's sister Atia reveals the contents of her brother's will and Marc Anthony is less than pleased.

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  • Empire, 3

    Spectacular mini-series about the dying days of Ancient Rome. Octavius and Tyrannus go on the run, dressed up as slaves. After capture and imprisonment, they plan their escape.

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  • Empire, 4

    Sumptuous historical drama series about the Roman Empire. Octavius' life is in danger when a duplicitous Marc Antony, who has designs on the throne, offers him shelter in his villa.

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  • Empire, 5

    The lavish historical epic continues. Octavius is bitten by a venomous snake and his life is also under threat from Marc Anthony's soldiers. Tyrannus decides to return to Cyprus.

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  • Empire, 6

    A fittingly dramatic end to the spectacular historical epic. The fate of Rome hangs in the balance as Tyrannus and Octavius join forces to fight Marc Antony. Jonathan Cake stars.

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