I don't know if anybody else saw this last night on BBC2, but I can honestly say it's probably the best bit of telly I've seen since Band of Brothers. The moral majority got all uppity apparently because of the "sex'n'violence" but as far as I was concerned the sex (lots of it and quite strange) seemed to me to be all about showing how different Roman culture was from ours, rather than just for the sake of it. And that relative of Caesar's with the nice jubblies is basically Alexis Carington in a toga! Anyway, it was interesting seeing the Roman Legions (the XIII, Caesar's Own) portrayed as part Legion d'Entranger and part Ersatzkommando in Gaul. The battle with the Gauls, with the Centurion directing proceedings like a rugby referee, was excellent (actually, it reminded me a bit of the public order training centre but that's another story). That they packed so much politics, fighting, shagging, debauchery, intrigue, decent characters and all round derring-do into an hour was amazing. Well done BBC/HBO (spam co-production, you can see it in the budget) and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series immensely. If you missed part one (it's shown at 2100 Wednesdays) they are repeating it on Sunday night on BBC1 at 2250. Highly recommended. V!