Thursday, December 16, 2010

Archbishop's recommendation for Christmas viewing

Our Archbishop, Vincent Nichols, has given an enthusiastic endorsement to the forthcoming broadcast of a new BBC dramatisation of The Nativity. The Archbishop writes:

‘Please recommend this to your parishioners. The programmes are a dramatised re-telling of the accounts of Jesus’ birth, with some clear dramatic license yet retaining an overall fidelity not only to the Gospel accounts but also to traditional imagery. The programmes have been made with sensitivity and have moments of great beauty and emotional intensity. The final episode is particularly moving.’

The account is given in four thirty-minute programmes on Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 December at 7pm on BBC1 .

The BBC Press Release about The Nativity can be seen here, and there is a website dedicated to the programme here.

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