Two presenters briefly explain the events of Jesus' arrest, sentencing and crucifixion. The clip focuses on Peter's denial of Jesus in particular. The events are dramatised by a group of actors to illustrate the story, and the significance of the symbol of the cross is explained.

First broadcast:
23 January 2008

This clip could be used to encourage discussions about friendship and to explain that the disciples were Jesus' friends. Judas and Peter did not behave in a way that friends usually behave. The class could make cockerels to remind them of Peter's denial and bags of gold coins to remind them of Judas' betrayal.

This follows on from two other clips explaining the events of Easter week, 'The riddle of Palm Sunday' and 'The Last Supper'. These help to explain why Jesus had enemies and was arrested. Pupils could imagine themselves as someone who let Jesus down - either Judas or Peter. They could develop a piece of drama where they explain their actions or feelings. The word 'deny' in the context of Peter's 'denial' of Jesus will need explaining. Explore and compare the symbol of the cross in different forms - eg on a chain worn as a necklace, at the front of a church or on a headstone or grave. Make a big Celtic cross decorated with illustrations that depict the story of Easter.