Witness (Dramatised)

  • by Nick Warburton
  • Narrated by Tom Goodman-Hill, Paul Hilton, Peter Firth, Penelope Wilton
  • 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The gospel stories as you've never heard them before. Everyone knows the story of Jesus' life as told in the Gospels - and perhaps because it is so familiar, we have forgotten what an extraordinary life it was. Through these five plays, the story is pieced together as if from the memories of those who were there and saw events for themselves: Jesus' mother, Mary; his closest friends; the Jewish high priest; and the Roman governor.They recount the events they witnessed as if they had happened just the other day - and the effect on their own lives. How James and John first encountered Jesus by the lake; the three astonishing years of his ministry; his trial and ignominious death; the wholly unexpected resurrection; and finally, his mother Mary looks back to his obscure birth and the portents that accompanied it. And so the tale regains some of its freshness and even shocking nature. Each play is followed by a short interview feature, 'Witness: Behind Luke's Gospel', presented by Ernie Rea and examining the themes of Luke.Featured are Tom Goodman-Hill as Jesus, Paul Hilton as Judas, Peter Firth as Peter, and Penelope Wilton as Mary.


What the Critics Say

Winner of the Premier Prize for Radio Broadcasting, 2009.


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Customer Reviews

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A good listen and enjoyable

This BBC production comprises of performances and short documentaries about the story of Jesus Christ. The dramas are brought to life by a good cast.
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- Andyjn

Great take on Luke's version of events

What did you like most about Witness (Dramatised)?

Seeing events through other characters eyes, unwritten in the good book

Any additional comments?

I just wish that there were more like this

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- Kenny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-04-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited