This three-part docuseries presents Julius Caesar’s meteoric rise to power and how his ambitious power-grab led to tyrannical rule. In just 16 years, Caesar brought five centuries of ancient Roman democracy to an end. The film includes analysis from notable historians and commentators intercut with dramatized scenes to highlight the parallels between Caesar and modern-day populism.

Watch Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator here or tonight at 9pm on GBH 2