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)
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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9 February 2003 (UK)  »

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Toinen tuleminen  »

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Russell T. Davies filmed the footage of Trisha Goodard and Richard and Judy. See more »

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Johnny Tyler: Just the one then gotta go?
Judith Roach: Who says I'm going?
Johnny Tyler: They usually do. Nice to see ya, never mind, bye.
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Featured in Drama Trails: 'The Second Coming' to 'Afterlife' (2008) See more »

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Striking.....
21 April 2003 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

Yep, the second episode of this two-parter is rather bum-numbing stuff, but it's worth the wait...

Written by Russell Davies - who has stirred up controversy before - this is a "What if?" story about the second coming of Jesus...on it's initial showing in the UK, it was criticised for it's "Blasphemy", which is a little odd since it's nothing of the sort...

Set in Manchester, England, Christopher Eccleston returns after disappearing for 40 days and nights and proclaims that he is the Son of God. I won't spoil things for any viewers out there with the "Is he or Isn't he?" stuff - suffice to say that he finds it somewhat difficult to convince people....

Well worth the price of a DVD to catch this interesting drama...


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