Tag: BBC

Noah without the flood….

I’m probably late to the party with this but I noticed (in the Church Times online if you must know) that Tony Jordan who scripted the Nativity that was shown on the BBC last year is starting on a version of the Old Testament story of Noah. Advertisements

A star is born…..

Graham says hello to Bill

One of our great friends, Graham, came on holiday with us for our first two weeks of holiday in Italy. He and his wife, Maggie, have been friends since we lived in Cambridge when I was training for ordination at Ridley. Indeed, they were our next door neighbours in Milton where we lived.

Review – Bible’s Buried Secrets – The Real garden of Eden

Francesca Stavrakopoulou presents the BBC's Bible's Buried Secrets

Well this was the last in the series by Francesca Stavrakopoulou on the Bible’s Buried Secrets. I have already reviewed the previous two episodes Did King David’s Empire Exist? and Did God have a Wife?

Review – Bible’s Buried Secrets – Did God have a wife?

This is the second in a BBC series by Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou on the Bible’s Buried Secrets looking at the Hebrew Bible and archaeology. You can see my review of last week’s episode Did King David’s Empire exist?

Review – Bible’s Buried Secrets – Did King David’s Empire exist?

Francesca Stavrakopoulou presents the BBC's Bible's Buried Secrets

Well I have watched the much trailed Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou’s first programme on the Bible’s buried secrets. The first episode was looking at the evidence for whether King David and his kingdom actually existed.

Famous, Rich and in the Slums – Part 2

Lenny Henry, Samantha Womack, Reggie Yates and Angela Rippon in kibera slum

Just watched the second part of the series Famous, Rich and in the Slums. It was a heart-rending episode but I also felt really uncomfortable with parts of it. First of all I must say I thought the person who came out best of it was Angela Ripon. She lived the experience with the family.

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Famous, Rich and in the Slums

Lenny Henry, Samantha Womack, Reggie Yates and Angela Rippon in kibera slum

If you haven’t already seen it. Then do see the BBC programme made for Comic relief Famous, Rich and in the Slums. It shows four people going to live in Kibera slums in Nairobi. This is Africa’s biggest slum. See it here (UK only I’m afraid): http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/z6dnn/ Next episode is this Thursday at 9pm. O

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Do Jews have a divine right to the land of Israel?

Louis Theroux Ultra Zionists

I watched the BBC film Ultra Zionists last night (you can watch it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/ybyxp/). Louis Theroux is brilliant in the way that he gently questions people about their beliefs and how they act them out. It raises a number of questions but the main one is that in my post title. This is the

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Narnia and other “Christian” Films

Lucy in the Magician's Study Voyage of Dawn Treader

I happened to be spending a few minutes seeing how the Voyage of the Dawn Treader was doing at the box office and I stumbled across a list of films that were deemed Christian films by the website box office mojo which gives you lists of films and how “successful” they have been. Amusingly, they

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More Good Samaritan Stories

The BBC has followed up its original article with 10 more stories of Good Samaritans

It’s obviously caused a lot of interest which I hope is good for the public good. Do tell me if you have any Good Samaritan stories of your own. I am sure that encouraging one another with stories helps us to act it out in life.