New images from Joseph's episode of Eight Days That Made Rome on Channel 5, have been shared online. The series begins tomorrow night, but Spartacus The Revolt will broadcast on Friday 3rd November! And from the photos so far, there is a LOT to look forward to... Check them out on What's On TV, this week's issue of the TV Times, and the Channel 5 website.  

Bettany Hughes continues her compelling history of Rome with a focus on the day in 73BC when a slave took on the might of the Roman Empire. She uses the story of Spartacus as an entry point to explore the appalling treatment of slaves in Ancient Rome, an empire that was built on the conquest and enslavement of people. It was widely accepted among wealthy Romans that ‘you have as many enemies as you have slaves,’ and they were recognised as potential insurgents. After being enslaved, Thracian warrior Spartacus led a band of fellow gladiators in an escape, which quickly escalated into a full-blown slave revolt that destabilised the Roman republic.