Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer

Neil Oliver investigates the story of a ruthless queen who killed her own siblings for power.

Cleopatra – the most famous woman in history. We know her as a great queen, a beautiful lover and a political schemer.  For 2000 years almost all evidence of her has disappeared – until now.

In one of the world's most exciting finds, archaeologists believe they have discovered the skeleton of Cleopatra's sister, murdered by Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

From Egypt to Turkey, Neil Oliver investigates the story of a ruthless queen who would kill her own siblings for power.  This is the portrait of a killer.

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC One

TX Date: March 2009

Format: 1 x 60

Website: BBC - Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer

Distribution:

all3media International

Executive Producer(s):

Richard Bradley

Presenter(s):

Neil Oliver

Starring:

 Ian McNeice as Cassius Dio

Camelia Ben Sakour as Cleopatra