I, Claudius Episode 12 Old King Log (1976)

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Much to the horror of his advisors Claudius selects his niece Agrippinilla to be his next wife. Her nature is like that of her brother Caligula, and her son Nero is equally repellent. Claudius does this deliberately as part of his plan to restore a republic and end imperial rule. However, his son Brittanicus does not share his father's desire for a republic and they argue. As Claudius guessed, after making Nero his heir, he and Agrippinilla put poison in Claudius's food and kill him. As he is dying Claudius sees some of his past family members and friends before his eyes. His wife and Nero discover his writings and history and burn it, not knowing that a copy exists hidden.

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