The TV guide says: “Warts ‘n’ All New series. Alastair Sooke explores the artistic achievements of the Romans, tracing their progression from thieves and copycats to pioneers of the use of unflinching realism. Portraits from the Republic reveal how they captured lifelike images and immortalised figures such as Julius Caesar and Cicero using marble, bronze and paint. Alastair also looks at how Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, used art as a tool to forge his dominion.”
For those in Italy with access to UK TV Channels, its on BBC 4, Monday 3rd September, at 22:00 until 23:00 CET (09:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. GMT).