Rome Wasn't Built in A Day

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1

Series 1 · Episode 1

In this first episode, the builders meet Prof. Dai Morgan Evans, the archaeologist who's designed the Roman villa they're attempting to build with just authentic tools and materials.

Episode 2

Series 1 · Episode 2

The builders tackle the bath house - the epitome of Roman sophistication. But due to the heat the workmen find it hard going. To inspire them, Dai takes the builders to see some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world.

Episode 3

Series 1 · Episode 3

The builders face the most challenging and dangerous phase of the build and for designer Dai it's an emotional turning point in the project. Meanwhile Kevin starts to plan the magnificent mosaic that will be for the villa's centrepiece.

Episode 4

Series 1 · Episode 4

The builders have reached the halfway point in their attempt to construct a Roman Villa. The giant wooden frame is up when someone daubs the roof in graffiti, villa designer Dai is understandably upset and goes in search of the culprit.

Episode 5

Series 1 · Episode 5

It's September and the villa is rapidly taking shape. The bathhouse nears completion, but a test firing of its underfloor heating system ends in a cloud of thick smoke.

The Final

Series 1 · Episode 6

The final push is on to get the Roman villa completed, before the winter weather makes building impossible. The builders put everything to the test and plasterer Tim decides to spend a night in the villa to get the full Roman experience.