The Second Coming (2003)

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Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day?

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 Judith Roach (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Fiona Morris (2 episodes, 2003)
William Travis ...
 Dave Morris (2 episodes, 2003)
Peter Armitage ...
 Frank Baxter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Peter Gupta (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Stephen Baxter (2 episodes, 2003)
Jazmine Franks ...
 Jane Morris (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Johnny Tyler (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Chief Superintendant Len Chadwick (2 episodes, 2003)
Jack Watson ...
 Alex Morris (2 episodes, 2003)
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 PC Louise Fraser (2 episodes, 2003)
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 PC Simon Lincoln (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Chief Constable Richard Tanner (2 episodes, 2003)
John Warnaby ...
 Phone-in Presenter (2 episodes, 2003)
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What if there was a Second Coming and the Son of God arrived on earth? What would he say? What would you do? Are you ready for Judgement Day? Steve Baxter, a video shop worker, is found wandering the Yorkshire Moors after 40 days and nights, mumbling he is the Son of God. Steve isn't mad - he is the Second Coming. He needs to stage a major event to get the world to sit up and take notice, so he performs a miracle at Manchester City football ground. The world's media kicks into a frenzy. Steve has a simple purpose - Mankind must produce a Third Testament or face Judgement Day, in five days time. Fear, cynicism and violence erupt and worldwide pandemonium ensues. But if God is real then so is the Devil. Can the Third Testament be found in time? Can the Son of God save the human race? Written by almost_witty

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Are you ready for judgment day?


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The directions that Judith (Lesley Sharp) finds on the street, having been earlier dropped by a possessed woman asking her for directions, lead her to a laboratory. The room number, R153, is the word 'rise', obviously connecting to the subject of the serial. See more »

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Stephen Baxter: It's like my brain's too small to hold it all in. Divinity sorta downloads in little bits.
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More TV like this please
21 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Awesome. Granted the ending might not be to everyone's taste but if we could have more TV like this and that has had this much thought and less J list celebrity reality TV game shows on our screens we'd be on to a winner. I didn't know anything about this when i watched it which probably helped me enjoy it so i won't pre-empt your decision be telling you all about it, but in general it gives the viewer an interesting take on religion or more specifically religion in contemporary Britain. I'm not a religious person but found that the content got me thinking long after the show had finished which is more than can be said for most TV programmes. Buy it, watch it, enjoy it. Oh and Eccleston is fantastic.


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