Jesus: Countdown to Calvary offers a revolutionary new telling of "the greatest story ever told" - the story of an itinerant Jewish healer and preacher, who went from hero to victim in a single week, 2000 years ago, and ended up dead on a cross. Hugh Bonneville sets out to discover why that one execution had such seismic, lasting and global impact, for better and for worse.
Jesus: Countdown to Calvary Hugh Bonneville reveals how a perfect storm of political intrigue, power struggles and clashing religious passions combined, in a single week, to cause the event that changed the world: the killing of Jesus.
Jesus: Countdown to Calvary offers a revolutionary new telling of "the greatest story ever told" - the story of an itinerant Jewish healer and preacher, who went from hero to victim in a single week, 2000 years ago, and ended up dead on a cross.
For the first time on television, world-renowned actor and Cambridge theology graduate, Hugh Bonneville, sets out to discover why that one execution, in a century when as many as 500 people were killed in a single day by the Romans, had such seismic, lasting and global impact, for better and for worse.
He uses all the investigative and storytelling tools at his disposal to reveal the context, characters and chain of events behind the week that changed the world. In the process, he finds that this is no dusty religious story, but a political thriller - a whodunnit, even - shot through with intrigue, spin, conspiracy, power battles, betrayal and terror.
Producer: Eric Luskin, Ray Bruce, Roger Childs, Cynthia Fenneman
Executive Producer: Cynthia Fenneman, Eric Luskin, Roger Childs, Ray Bruce
Production Company: ARTE; RTE; American Public Television (APT)
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Host: Hugh Bonneville
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 53 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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