I am very impressed with the BBC’s Easter series, The Passion, which Jane and I started watching last night. It is available for a few days on their iPlayer service (here is a link to the first episode).
If I tried hard I could pick some holes in it; there are certainly lots of areas where the script writers have enjoyed the freedom to do more than just re-enact the narratives recorded in the canonical gospels. However, so far at least, it seems to be within the reasonable scope of a dramatised retelling.
I hope to see the rest of the series and look forward to it being released on DVD (already available for pre-order). Thanks to the Beeb for producing it and to Simon Jones for piquing my interest with his post earlier this week.
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