The Gospel of John is coming to BBC 2 this Easter, as part of the ground-breaking Lumo Project. The Lumo Project is a pioneering resource designed to promote biblical literacy for anyone interested in the Gospel stories, irrespective of faith, and provides a unique Gospel experience for the 21st Century.
The project itself encompasses four feature-length films, one for each Gospel account. The first to be completed is the forthcoming Gospel of John and the BBC has now confirmed that they will broadcast the complete film over 3 parts this Easter.
Using the actual Gospel text as its script, the film features a word-for-word retelling of the Gospel story, supported by the latest research from experts in theology, history and archaeology in order to recreate life in the First Century as accurately as possible. Filmed over a five year period in Morocco, locations included a man-made 'Sea of Galilee', existing ancient villages that became Nazareth, Bethlehem, Capernaum and Jerusalem, a specially built full-size studio set of Herod's Temple and a computer generated build of an entire first century city.
The broadcast presents a unique opportunity to improve and promote biblical literacy, both within the church and beyond. For many, it will be the first time they have experienced the telling of the Gospel story word-for-word.
Friday 3rd April (Good Friday), 08:00, 1 hour
Sunday 5th April (Easter Sunday), 08:05, 1 hour
Monday 6th April (Easter Monday), 08:15, 45 minutes
They should also be available on BBC i-player