Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Nativity

If, like me, when you finally get to actually sit down and watch some TV you flick through all of the 50 or so channels and can't find anything you want to watch, then you might be interested in a programme the BBC are showing next week. It's basically a dramatisation of the Nativity story, and has been getting excellent reviews from people who have seen it. You can read more about it here.

It's on BBC1 from 7:00-7:30pm Monday to Thursday next week (20-23 December). One reviewer I read wrote this:

"It is not just moving, it is funny (very), believable (totally), sexy (yes!), tense and profoundly full of the grace of God.  And the awe of God too - the writer Tony Jordan has worked a miracle.  Half way through each episode the camera pans back way out into the cosmos, and you hear deep groans, as if something tremendously significant is happening in both heaven and earth.  And it ends with a declaration that because of this birth, the salvation of humankind is on its way.  Then you hear the voice of the adult Jesus reciting the Beatitudes."

Sounds worth watching, and recommending to friends and family.


1 comment:

Frank said...

I too enjoyed The Nativity on BBC1. At first I thought this was a serial version of the big screen movie, "The Nativity" shown at cinemas a few years ago. It wasn't. At least in the BBC version there was no slaughter of the innocents as featured in the original movie.

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