My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 hours of I, Claudius
. I'd like to see some other TV programs like this but I have no idea where to start. Obviously we like being immersed in an epic story for many hours and being educated along the way. And the soap opera slant is always good.
The genres we like are historical stories and creative, socially relevant programs or SF (an example of the latter two being 1981 BBC TV Hitchhikers Guide
). Needless to say, I, Claudius
were springboards for me studying and reading more on that time and place.
A non-example would be most American mainstream TV series, which tend to crank out episodes with nonlinear storylines and extensive use of the "reset button"; we're also not very interested in the extensive contempory crime/courts/hospital themes.
So are there any ideas for other serials we might like?
I see some good candidates in the 100 Greatest British TV programmes
list, but none of these stand out.