Eight Days That Made Rome is a Documentary programme.

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Eight Days That Made Rome

Bettany Hughes recalls eight pivotal days that defined the Roman Empire and its establishment as the world's first superpower. She begins by exploring the day in 202BC when Rome defeated the might of Carthage under Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in modern-day Tunisia. This was a decisive moment, setting Rome on the path to greatness and exemplifying the military muscle and supreme ambition on which its empire would be built. Dramatisations featuring Adam Levy, James Sutton and Paul Brennen bring the key moments to life.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Eight Days That Made Rome next on TV?

It's next showing on 5Select April 6th, 1:30am and on 5Select April 8th, 10:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Bettany Hughes
Gareth Johnson
Roger Alborough
James Sutton
Paul Brennen
Adam Levy
Nathan Dean Williams
Rhydian Jones
Image for Joseph MillsonJoseph Millson
Adam Basil
Nigel Levy
Taniel Yusef
Dobrin Dossev
Jack Ellis
Jack Morris
Bashar Rahal
Nicholas Lopez
Oliver Monaghan
Matt Robins
Adam Drew