Lavish by TV standards, if lacking the courtesy to list Homer's Illiad
as its inspiration, this mini-series sails buoyantly through ancient history; the gods should be pleased. Cassandra (Bettina Paris), the young daughter of King Priam of Troy (John Rhys-Davies), prophecies that her newborn brother, Paris, is destined to cause the downfall of Troy. Because Cassandra's predictions have proved accurate on other occasions, Priam orders that the infant be exposed on a hilltop. A childless peasant rescues the baby and raises him to be a shepherd. Meanwhile, in Greece, the stunningly beautiful Helen (Sienna Guillory) grows up parentless after her mother leaps off...