Father, Son and Holy Ghost
By Kwame Kwei-Armah. Drama about a young, radical pastor whose rising church career is under threat as the bishop who saved him from a life in prison loses his grip.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, by award-winning playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, is a drama about a young, radical pastor whose rising church career is under threat.
Pastor T - a young, funky, self-taught pentecostal minister of an urban church - is well-known for taking no prisoners, and not just in his sermons. His biblical radicalism, youthful energy and street-smart image is attractive to young and old alike, and he has helped build up a thriving church community.
Originally 'saved' from prison life by the church bishop, Pastor T is next in line to take over when the older man retires. The pastor suspects the bishop of financial misdealings, putting his conflicting loyalties to the test. And when one of Pastor T's young church pupils is threatened on the street, he takes some radical action which threatens his future at the church.
David Harewood ..... Pastor T
Mona Hammond ..... Sister Betty
Joseph Marcell ..... Bishop Andrews
Charles Mnene ..... Ade
Colin McFarlane ..... Bernard Edwards
Ben Onwukwe ..... Brother Kevin
Sound design by Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jaques.
Music by the CK Gospel Choir.
Written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, from an original idea by Dr Robert Beckford
Produced and Directed by Jo Wheeler.
First broadcast in March 2012.