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The Judas Kiss

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 March 2010

Mark Tully explores the conflict between loyalty and betrayal. What circumstances force us to choose between loyalty and betrayal, and what determines our final choice?

The readers are Janice Acquah, Frank Stirling and David Westhead.

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

  • Music

    Music 1: ‘Judas, El Cordero Pascual’ composed by Osvaldo Golijov, performed by the Lotus String Quartet. Available on La Pasion Segun San Marcos. Released by Hanssler-Verlag.

    Music 2: ‘Peter’s Denial’ by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by the Bach Choir. Available on the album Matthew Passion, released on Decca.

    Music 3: ‘Forbidden’ by Eimear Quinn. Available on the album Through the Lens of a Tear released by Decca.

    Music 4: ‘HGW XX/7’ composed and performed by Gabriel Yared and Stephane Moucha. Available on the Official Movie Soundtrack to “The Lives of Others”. Released by Varese Sarabande.

    Music 5: ‘The Deserters’, by Fairport Convention. Available on the album Liege & Lief. Released by Island Records.

    Music 6: ‘The Arrest of Jesus’ by Johann Sebastian Bach, arrange by James Macmillan. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis. Available on the album LSO Live.

  • Readings

    Reading 1: “Invitiation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Published by Thorsons.

    Reading 2: ‘The Man with The Pitcher And The Naked Boy’ from “Jesus” by A N Wilson. Published by Flamingo.

    Reading 3: ‘Thomas More’ from “A Man For All Seasons” by Anthony Kenny. Published by Oxford University Press.

    Reading 4: ‘Treachery’ by Margaret Cole. Available in “By Heart”, published by Nonesuch Press.

    Reading 5: “The Aftermath of War” by Jean Paul Sartre. Translated by Chris Turner. Published by Seagull.

    Reading 6: “Two Cheers for Democracy” by E M Forster. Published by Penguin.

    Reading 7: “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare.


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