‘Empire’ TV series

Apparently Sky 1 is showing a mini-series on Rome,

From The Guardian TV and Radio blog

There was a dream that was Rome. Then there was Rome. Then there was Rome, the HBO series that aired on BBC1 and starred – oh, just about everyone. Now there is Empire,
a six-part mini-series airing on Sky One and starring – oh, just about
everyone else. Michael Maloney as Cassius, Vincent Regan as Marc
Antony, Orla Brady as Caesar’s sister, Michael Byrne as Cicero, and,
wait a minute. Can it be? It looks like … yes, it is! It’s Jonathan Cake as the fictional but nonetheless decidedly strapping gladiator Tyrannus. Splendid!

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Report on the Ancaster Roman Festival

>From the Grantham Journal
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Published Date: 01 July 2008

Tuesday, 4.30pm – ARCHAEOLOGISTS discovered a first century Roman courtyard during excavations at Ancaster’s Roman Festival at the weekend.

Hundreds of people joined in the fun of the festival, which featured the digs, museum exhibitions, a re-enactment, Roman cooking demonstrations, yarn spinning displays and jazz musical entertainment.

The archaeologists’ find gathered a large crowd of people.

Organiser Neil Butters said: “The excavations were very popular with the visitors and the archaeologists were amazed at the local knowledge.

“People were bringing pieces they had found in their gardens and showing them to the experts.

“The festival was fantastic and it went so much better than we had imagined.

“The whole village came together and I’d like to thank everyone for their help.”