The story of Jesus Christ in eight weekly half-hour episodes.






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Series cast summary:
John Glen ...
 Narrator / ... (8 episodes, 1956)
 John / ... (7 episodes, 1956)
Tom Fleming ...
 Jesus (7 episodes, 1956)
Robert Gillespie ...
 Matthew (7 episodes, 1956)
Richard Grant ...
 James (7 episodes, 1956)
Powys Thomas ...
 Simon Peter / ... (7 episodes, 1956)
Philip Guard ...
 Philip (6 episodes, 1956)
 Thaddeus (6 episodes, 1956)
John Baker ...
 James Alphaeus (5 episodes, 1956)
John Dunbar ...
 Thomas (5 episodes, 1956)
Philip Latham ...
 Nicodemus / ... (5 episodes, 1956)
Derek Birch ...
 A Pharisee (4 episodes, 1956)
Hugh Dickson ...
 Nathaniel Bartholomew (4 episodes, 1956)
Anthony Jacobs ...
 Judas Iscariot (4 episodes, 1956)
Jack Stewart ...
 Simon Zealot (4 episodes, 1956)


The story of Jesus Christ in eight weekly half-hour episodes.

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This was a BBC mini-series in eight weekly half-hour parts. The first part was televised on February 12th, 1956, at 5.20 p.m. The final episode was televised at Easter on April 1st, 1956. It marked the first occasion upon which Jesus Christ had been depicted by actors in a British television program. See more »

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A good intro to the life of Jesus
4 January 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I am delighted to find this item on IMDb. I have searched for it many times in the past, as I remember it as well as you can remember anything you saw at the age of 6 or so, 55 years ago. It ran on BBC once a week from Christmas to Easter, in 15 minute segments, if I recall correctly, and presented a memorable and intriguing life of Christ that has stayed with me all my life. I saw it at least twice, in at least two years.

I can still remember scenes such as Jesus holding a rock in his hands, refusing the devil's temptation to turn it into bread, or the roof being torn away before the paralytic is lowered to Him, or the scenes before Pilate and on the cross. (You know how the story ends, right?)

This is one series from my childhood I wish I could see again, if only to see if it was as good as I remember. It certainly made a lasting impression on me.

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