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The Second Coming 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lesley Sharp ...  Judith Roach 2 episodes, 2003
Annabelle Apsion ...  Fiona Morris 2 episodes, 2003
William Travis William Travis ...  Dave Morris 2 episodes, 2003
Peter Armitage ...  Frank Baxter 2 episodes, 2003
Ace Bhatti ...  Peter Gupta 2 episodes, 2003
Christopher Eccleston ...  Stephen Baxter 2 episodes, 2003
Jazmine Franks Jazmine Franks ...  Jane Morris 2 episodes, 2003
Mark Benton ...  Johnny Tyler 2 episodes, 2003
Peter Wight ...  Chief Superintendant Len Chadwick 2 episodes, 2003
Jack Watson Jack Watson ...  Alex Morris 2 episodes, 2003
Angel Coulby ...  PC Louise Fraser 2 episodes, 2003
Kenny Doughty ...  PC Simon Lincoln 2 episodes, 2003
Tim Woodward ...  Chief Constable Richard Tanner 2 episodes, 2003
John Warnaby 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

9 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Toinen tuleminen See more »

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(2 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Originally Steve's mother was a character, but after the scenes were cut, a line was dubbed in that she committed suicide years earlier. See more »

Quotes

[Steve is on TV talking to the masses]
Stephen Baxter: Do you think you are ready for that much power? You lot? You lot? You cheeky bastards!
[the TV cuts out]
Peter Gupta: They've taken him off! Stan, ITV!
Stan Lynch: [impressed] He swore! Two o'clock, BBC One! He *swore*!
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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'The Second Coming' to 'Afterlife' (2008) See more »

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Well done ITV - well worth watching
6 August 2005 | by gribbles1See all my reviews

Just discovered The Second Coming as a new release in our local DVD store. Was intrigued by the synopsis and thought it was worth watching. I'm so glad we did. Why hasn't this thought provoking film been aired in Australia? This is the sort of drama that would have fallen in a heap without the right lead and Christopher Ecclestone doesn't put a foot wrong. He is an excellent actor and this part allows him to show his range. (Can't understand why the Brits don't like him as Doctor Who!) He is ably supported by Lesley Roache in particular.

Other reviewers have criticised the ending for being lame compared with the rest of the movie. But surely after all you'd been through you didn't want a typical "Hollywood" candy coated ending? This makes you talk and think long after watching.

Highly recommended for anyone who can keep an open mind.


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