Troy

BBC America | 6:30 pm

Based on Homers "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brothers fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.