Melvyn Bragg At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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Melvyn Bragg goes in search of one of Christianity's most controversial figures, Mary Magdalene, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be built on the site of Jesus's tomb.

Primarily remembered as the prostitute redeemed by Jesus, Mary Magdalene is according to gospel accounts the key witness to the resurrection.

The Mystery of Mary Magdalene is broadcast on Friday 29 March on BBC1 at 1200 GMT and later on BBC iPlayer

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