By Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln.
Three extracts from the controversial book recently involved in the court case about The Da Vinci Code.
On Thursday 6th April, Roger Bolton leads a discussion about the ideas in the book, whose thesis, methodology and sources have been questioned.
Introduced by Roger Bolton and read by Robert Powell.
Abridged and Produced by Chris Wallis.In this extract, the authors tell the mysterious story of Bérenger Saunières, the curé of Rennes-le-Château.
Secret documents and dossiers about the events at Rennes-le-Château turn up at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and reveal the existence of a secret and highly influential society.
The authors' researches lead them to extraordinary conclusions about the fate of Jesus Christ, his relationship with Mary Magdalene, and the true meaning of the Holy Grail.
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A discussion about the ideas in the controversial book which figured in the recent court case about The Da Vinci Code, and featured in Book of the Week earlier this week.
Roger Bolton chairs.
Producer David Coomes.