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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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

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9 February 2003 (UK) See more »

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Toinen tuleminen See more »

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(2 parts)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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The directions that Judith (Lesley Sharp) finds on the street, having been earlier dropped by a possessed woman asking her for directions, lead her to a laboratory. The room number, R153, is the word 'rise', obviously connecting to the subject of the serial. See more »

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Johnny Tyler: After thirty you just keep piling on.
Judith Roach: If it's any consolation I'm not exactly Kate Moss.
Johnny Tyler: Nah, you look gorgeous. Surprised you're using the agency. Can't be short of offers.
[pause]
Johnny Tyler: Divorced.
Judith Roach: Yeah.
Johnny Tyler: Must be an idiot.
Judith Roach: I think he is, yeah.
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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'The Second Coming' to 'Afterlife' (2008) See more »

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A Unique Take on the Second Coming
15 January 2004 | by ming666See all my reviews

I saw "The Second Coming" during a business trip to the UK. It was a two part miniseries. I liked the first episode so much I held my trip over a couple of days in order to see the conclusion. I happen to like the Christopher Eccleston, the actor who plays the second coming of the savior from Manchester. He is always great to watch (see "Let Him Have It"; "Shallow Grave", and "28 Days Later") Its too bad he hasn't gotten more recognition in the US. The notion of a nobody slacker being thrust into the center of such a controversy was handled without cliche. I especially loved the resolution in the ending. I highly reccomend it.


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