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Epic That Never Was, The (BBC-2 1967, Dirk Bogarde, Merle Oberon)



Documentary The Epic That Never Was told the ill fated story behind the shooting of uncompleted 1937 Alexanda Korda film I Claudius. Narrated by Dirk Bogarde and with contributions from Merle Oberon, Flora Robson, Emlyn Williams and Josef Von Sternberg.

production details
UK | BBC Two | 74 minutes | 1965

Writer, Producer and Director: Bill Duncalf

Dirk Bogarde as Himself – Host / Narrator
Robert Graves as Himself – author of ‘I, Claudius’
Josef von Sternberg as Himself – Director
Merle Oberon as Herself
Flora Robson as Herself (Livia) (as Dame Flora Robson)
Emlyn Williams as Himself
John Abbott as Himself – Ms. Robson’s Host
Charles Laughton as Claudius
Robert Newton as Captain of Caligula’s guard