I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves’s I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman. Directed by Herbert Wise. Starring Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, and John Hurt. I tried to develop a story, even before Roots, about four Indian generations. I couldn’t get it on. I tried to develop one about four police generations in a family. I couldn’t get that on.