on the other hand, from another forum:PoochJD said:Hi,
Okay, let me get you all sorted out.
"Rome" has absolutely not had a single frame of footage cut for its UK broadcast. However, it is different to the US HBO broadcasts, just not in the way you expected.
In the USA, HBO has aired 9 episodes to date, of this drama. Each episode has been aired uncut, and uncensored, in 52-53 minute episodes. In the USA, Episodes 11 and 12 will be aired separately.
In the UK, BBC2/1 will air all 12 episodes, on a week-by-week basis, the show eventually concluding over the Christmas/New Year period. Each episode is identical in every single frame, as the HBO version. The only single difference, is that BBC2 and 1 will air Episodes 11 and 12 together, as a final feature-length movie instead, of being separate episodes.
Other than that, there is absolutely no difference at all between the UK and USA broadcasts of "Rome"!
For full details, you may want to check out the official "Rome" site, which is here! There are downloads available as well, e.g. audio and video clips, etc, etc.
When you click on the HBO Schedule, and do a search for "Rome", you will notice that the running times are identical to the UK broadcasts, at approximately 52 or 53 minutes each!
I promise and assure all of you, that nothing has been cut, modified, censored, manipulated, changed or altered in "Rome"!
I e-mailed the BBC Drama Department to complain about the heavy handed editing (butchering) leading to parts of it no longer making sense and got this standard reply back:
"We decided to combine the first three episodes into two because our
audiences have different needs (than the US audience) and we think this
makes a greater impact for our UK audience. There is a much stronger
sense and understanding of European history in the UK and a much wider
knowledge of not only the concept of ancient Rome but also the
all-British cast who are in the leading roles."
the editing may have been to explainatory "this is what hapened in roman times" type wording in a narration ,rather than actuall scences being cut.Starburst said:In this case I will take the opinions of those who have watched the US screenings and the first UK episode and can list all the deleted or edited scenes as being the correct take on the situation
The icing on the cake is the email reply from the BBC confirming that there has been some content editing to suit the UK market (as they see it).
Downloading the first 3 eps now.
Dave-S said:the editing may have been to explainatory "this is what hapened in roman times" type wording in a narration ,rather than actuall scences being cut.
Ok, mate no worries, it was just a thought. If the program is well worth a watch, I may just hang on for the region 1 DVD insteadpjclark1 said:I predict there will be at least three cuts.
You aren't allowed to say the swear word on UK tv that they said (ep3).
It's unlikely the latin graffiti outside Caesars house in Rome, will air in the UK (ep3).
The BBFC will not allow the animal sacrifice to be aired (ep2).
there is no narration like that Dave-S
I was thinking the same as you but I didn't switch over. I'm glad I didn't as the final 20 minutes were excellent! You missed all the best bits DecadenceDecadence said:well my verdict is in...booooooooooring...I turned it off after half an hour...it was chock full of people desperately trying to act, all with the same fake, snooty, toffee-nosed accents; like fingers down a blackboard to me...it was so appallingly dull it was painful to watch.