Jesus: Countdown to Calvary

When: March 2018 (Ireland) | From 1st March 2018 (US)

1 x 60min documentary for RTÉ, ARTE and PBS.

Hugh Bonneville reveals how a perfect storm of political intrigue, power struggles and clashing religious passions combined, in a single week, to cause the event that changed the world: the killing of Jesus.

Speaking on location in Israel, Hugh said, “This is a place where history and faith come together. Whether you are a person of faith or of none, you cannot escape the fact that the last six days of this man’s life, and his death, changed the world.

“I’m not going to chart the religion that grew out of these events. I’m interested in the events themselves: what happened in that final week of Jesus’ life, how he died, why he died and who killed him.”

Producer:

Ray Bruce

Production Co:

RTÉ, ARTE, and PBS

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