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The Passion


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4/4. Jesus is taken from the Cross. Joseph has the body carried to a cave, but the following morning it is empty.
Writer Frank Deasy; Producer Nigel Stafford-Clark
Director Michael Offer [websites removed]

DRAMA The Passion 7.30pm BBC1
Jesus is dead. His disciples are more clueless than ever. "Do you really think God would let his only son die - like that?" scoffs James (Dean Lennox Kelly). As the often excellent dramatisation reaches the events of Easter Day, there are moments of real beauty and a deft approach to the
Resurrection scenes. Although odd parts of the series have been rockier than the Judean desert, overall it has been an inspired re-telling that will be hard to better. David Butcher


Writer: Frank Deasy
Producer: Nigel Stafford-Clark
Director: Michael Offer
Jesus: Joseph Mawle
Caiaphas: Ben Daniels
Pontius: Pilate James Nesbitt
Mary: Magdalene Paloma Baeza
Annas: Denis Lawson
Mina: Vinette Robinson
Mary, Mother of Jesus: Penelope Wilton
Joseph: of Aramathea David Oyelowo
Marcus: Mark Lewis Jones
James: Dean Lennox Kelly
Peter: Darren Morfitt
Matthew: Daniel Evans
Philip: Tom Ellis
Bartholomew: Eugene Wood
Andrew: Eoin Geoghegan
Simon: Stuart Kldd
John: Jamie Sives
Sagan: John Lynch
Nita: Elif Yesll
Abigail: Laura Fraser

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