Comedy Clicks – This Week – Roman’s Empire

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy where Roman references can be seen throughout the series – Roman’s Empire 



About the Show

Summary of Plot

After a complaint from Roman in a restaurant, Japanese chef Mr. Hokkasawa loses his job. He had sworn that he would never use his sword again but later takes the job of the Pretty family gardener, in a plot to kill Roman. however, he falls for Roman’s youngest daughter Kelly. All the characters live in a large house owned by Roman, which is where the majority of the story is set  – Wikipedia


Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Season



Masashi Fujimoto – Hokkasawa
Matthew Horne – Leo
Montserrat Lombard – Nikki
Carla Medonca – Morwenna Pretty
Chris O’Dowd – Jase




  • Written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams (sons of writer Nigel Williams) as their TV writing debut, the programme’s first episode was aired on BBC Two on 12 April 2007 by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • obvious Roman references can be seen throughout the series, most notably with the family “forum” and the lack of a male heir for the empire.
  • Roman’s Empire was not recommissioned by the BBC, and was to remain as a one-off series.



Behind The Scenes



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