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)
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 Frank Baxter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Peter Gupta (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Stephen Baxter (2 episodes, 2003)
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 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)
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 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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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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Johnny Tyler: Evil is so lazy. God's got everything- life and love- and we're the opposite. We've got nothing.
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... as good as the second coming
13 August 2003 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I found this TV drama to be enormously good - such an original, inventive screenplay. I began watching with my finger poised about the channel-change button, half expecting something very conventional

  • the jesus wannabe is a looney (but there there is some (un)subtle


suggestion toward the end that he might be a little more than that) - or or a final sequence in which jesus karate-chops demons and departs, granting us another two thousand years, but pleading that we try harder at being good. Instead something entirely unexpected - and challenging - is served up. So good to see that some people who write TV screenplays are not only thinking, but want to make us think too. It's also marvellously well acted.


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