Roman Mysteries


( 9 )
Original run: 08.05.2007 — 02.09.2008
Country of origin: UK
Genre: Children, Drama
Network: CBBC
Watched by: 39 of 821 492
Total running time: 14 hours 20 minutes
Episode duration: 22 min.
Episodes count: 20
IMDB rating: 7.2 of 10 189


Roman Mysteries is a tremendous way for younger viewers to learn about ancient history. Set in the Roman Empire in AD79, it is based on a series of novels by Caroline Lawrence that have sold more than a million copies worldwide. It isn't hard to see why - they graft child-friendly adventure on to careful research, and the same care has been taken to transfer them faithfully to the screen with the help of a strong cast and healthy-looking budget. The first episode this afternoon gives a vivid sense of gladiatorial combat, without the risk of children waking up in the middle of the night screaming.

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