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)
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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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Are you ready for judgment day?


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Johnny Tyler: When judgement day comes; the Lord our God in heaven will find Stephen Baxter the man, and judge him a sinner.
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Johnny Tyler: The Son of God will be sent to reign over hell. He's almost with us now. Just one more push; thanks to you.
Judith Roach: What have I done?
Johnny Tyler: Lust.
Judith Roach: It's more than that. It's better then that.
Johnny Tyler: Does he love you? Sweet. Do you love him?
Judith Roach: Yes.
Johnny Tyler: That's when the devil gets thee in.
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Worth watching at least once
15 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Apparently the son of god has returned for a second coming. First, will anyone believe him, including the person he is returning in? A couple of miracles later, and people are starting to take him seriously, but he has a message for the world. A few days to write the Third Testament, or its all over.

I thought it was a very interesting drama, that kept me hooked to the end. Some interesting issues approached, and taken on in a new way. Nearly two years on, and still some of the details are quite memorable. The conclusion is quite powerful, but probably not what anyone was expecting, which I think is also good in a drama.

It obviously has religious overtones, and depending where you are on the scale it may or may not fit with your views. However its written as drama, and it keeps the attention focused to the end.

Well worth a watch.


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