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Duration: 1 hour

Fern Britton presents a ground-breaking live event marking Good Friday with a contemporary and ambitious exploration of the Passion story. A unique combination of spectacular mass participation performance and three original recorded dramas (starring Samantha Bond, Tom Ellis, Christine Bottomley, Pooky Quesnel, Ronald Pickup and Paul Barber) in moving stories based in Preston past and present, drawing on the enduring universal themes of the story of Christ’s condemnation and crucifixion. Traditional Holy Week choral music also combines with a modern day celebration of Easter as Heather Small sings live, marking the historic Preston Guild festivities.

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Fri 6 Apr 2012 12:00 BBC One

  • The Preston Passion - Good Friday 6 April 2012 12-1pm BBC One

    Programme Credits
    Executive Producer Aaqil Ahmed

    Written by Colin Heber-Percy and Lyall Watson
    Directed by Daniel Wilson
    Produced by Sandra Maciver
    Executive Producer Hilary Martin

    Live Event
    Live Event Director Mark Murphy
    OB Producer & Director Pamela Hossick
    Creative Producer Mike Smith

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Fern Britton
Mrs Melling
Samantha Bond
Samuel Horrocks
Tom Ellis
Amy Cummins
Christine Bottomley
Bishop Crowther
Ronald Pickup
Betty Cleasby
Pooky Quesnel
Paul Barber
Bella's Mother
Julia Haworth
Daniel Wilson
Sandra MacIver
Executive Producer
Hilary Martin
Colin Heber-Percy
Lyall B Watson
Executive Producer
Aaqil Ahmed
Pamela Hossick
Pamela Hossick


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