A terrorist blends in with visitors from all over the world at a Roman Catholic religious festival, His former partner, who repented and became a monk, arrives in New York City to search for him. The partner suspects that the terrorist will hit the religious festival to show his contempt for Christianity, in the guise of a priest he has murdered. The title is quite literal, because the terrorist plans to commit perhaps the ultimate act of blasphemy by pouring the poison into a chalice of wine -- which is to be converted to Christ's blood -- and serve it to a thousand people at a Mass where he is officiating. Written by
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This show (initially broadcast with Part 1 as a two-hour movie) and three others were filmed in May-June 1987 before the Director's Guild of America contract expired and a strike loomed on July 1. The strike did break out but was settled within three hours. The producers then sent the cast and crew home to rest up before going back into production -- but shortly after arriving in England, series star Edward Woodward suffered a heart attack and the show had to work around him for six months until he was healthy enough to work full time. See more