updated: 06/09/2010

period: I, Claudius

This was the famous ‘epic that never was’ featuring Merle Oberon as Messalina and Flora Robson as Livia. Production was abandoned after Merle Oberon was injured in a car crash. Only a few scenes survived and they were first seen in a BBC documentary nearly thirty years later; some twenty-five years later the documentary itself was included as an extra on the DVD of the BBC mini-series of I, Claudius.

George Blackler was the makeup artist.