What fantastic news that John’s Gospel will be brought to life in a new production that will be broadcast over the next few days. The first episode is early on Good Friday.

The film will be shown as a 3 episode television series on BBC Two this Easter on Friday 3rd April at 8.00am, Sunday 5th April at 8.05am and Monday 6th April at 8.15am www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05q64kv/episodes/guide

This is the first time on British television that a film using the actual words of the Gospel of John (New International Version) will be broadcast. This will give viewers a unique way to engage with the gospel story.

If you miss the broadcasts they look like they might be available of BBC iplayer and also they will be available on Netflix and through iTunes.

The films of the remaining three gospels will be released over the next 18 months.

In addition, there is a programme on BBC1 on Friday 3rd April and Sunday 5th April at 9.00am worth watching: David Suchet – In the footsteps of St Peter www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05q52g4/broadcasts/upcoming  In this 2 episode series David Suchet seeks out the man behind the controversial figure of St Peter as he carves out his identity as both leader and often flawed believer, through the highs and lows of the earliest days of Christianity.