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Stumbling Pilgrim
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Originally posted by Ariel:
Originally posted by HCH:
An interesting question might be this: What television programs would you prefer to have on Easter weekend (or during Lent) (or during the Epiphany season)? Are there themes you would like to see explored in fiction programs, or would you want recreations of Biblical events or perhaps events in later church history?

Some years ago there was the brilliant "Dateline Jerusalem" which purported to be TV news broadcasts giving you an up-to-date rundown on the political situation, as this oddball preacher from Galilee was getting himself arrested in Jerusalem.

There were vox pops, interviews and footage but somehow it managed to avoid being cheesy. It had a freshness and immediacy about it that kept you interested and watching, even though you knew the story. Martyn Lewis was the main broadcaster I think. That would be well worth re-running.

And for Epiphany/Christmas there was one called "Bethlehem Year Zero", again with Martyn Lewis, and several other genuine news correspondents. I remember it being quite unnerving in its use of modern-day footage, and especially in the last episode, which dealt with the sudden appearance at local hospitals of huge numbers of small children with what appeared to be deliberately-inflicted wounds ... Trailer is here , but I'd really like to be able to find a (legal) copy of the whole thing if such a thing exists. It would make a great Advent discussion group subject!

[ 30. March 2016, 20:39: Message edited by: Stumbling Pilgrim ]

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Gill H

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Hugal's gran got totally fooled by that. She said she wanted to watch the special news bulletin because there was a new star...!

*sigh* We can’t all be Alan Cresswell.

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