King James Bible - Readings

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The King James Bible is one of the great works of English literature.

For centuries it has had an extraordinary influence on the English language and culture.

To mark its 400th anniversary, Radio 4 is broadcasting readings throughout the day from the King James Bible and essays to celebrate its language, imagery, poetry and storytelling.

This first collection of readings from the Book of Genesis is introduced by the historian Simon Schama.

0815 Samuel West....Creation

0830 Emilia Fox....Noah and the Ark

0845 Dan Stevens....Sodom and Gomorrah

Abridgers: Amanda Hancox and Richard Hamilton

Producers: Mark O'Brien and Elizabeth Allard

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Simon Schama introduces readings from the King James Bible beginning with Samuel West.

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The author, David Lodge, introduces readings of sacrifice and betrayal from the Book of Genesis.

1330 Hugh Bonneville....Abraham and his son Isaac

1345 Emma Fielding....Joseph and his multi-coloured coat.

Abridger: Amanda Hancox

Producers: Elizabeth Allard, Lucy Collingwood and Mark O'Brien

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Hugh Bonneville and Emma Fielding read from the King James Bible introduced by David Lodge

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The author Kamila Shamsie introduces a selection of stories about some of the most well known figures from the Old Testament.

1602 Toby Stephens - Moses in the Bullrushes

1615 Henry Goodman....the escape of Moses and the Israelites from captivity.

1630 Niamh Cusack....Samson and Delilah

1645 Olivia Williams - the story of Ruth.

Abridgers: Viv Beeby and Richard Hamilton

Producers: Lucy Collingwood, Elizabeth Allard and Mark O'Brien

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Stories are read by Niamh Cusack, Henry Goodman, Toby Stephens and Olivia Williams.

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Stories from the King James Bible about power, lust, adultery and suffering are introduced by the playright Howard Brenton.

1702 Rory Kinnear....King David and Bathsheba

1715 Miriam Margoyles....the story of Solomon

1730 Hugh Quarshie....reads from the Book of Job

1745 Bill Paterson....reads from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Abridgers: Amanda Hancox, Richard Hamilton and Viv Beeby

Producers: Mark O'Brien and Elizabeth Allard

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Stories read by Miriam Margoyles, Rory Kinnear, Bill Paterson and Hugh Quarshie.

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Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, introduces the last of the Old Testament and the first of the New Testament readings from the perspective of a poet and theologian.

1915 Rory Kinnear and Adjoa Andoh....Song of Solomon

1930 Miriam Margoyles....Daniel

1945 Emma Fielding....The Birth of Jesus

2000 Samuel West....The Baptism of Jesus

Author Joanne Harris introduces readings from the life of Jesus.

2015 Toby Stephens....The Temptation and Sermon on the Mount

2030 Emilia Fox - Jesus' miracles

2045 Niamh Cusack - The Death of John the Baptist

Abridgers: Amanda Hancox,Richard Hamilton, Viv Beeby

Producers: Mark O'Brien, Elizabeth Allard

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Stories from the King James Bible introduced by Dr Rowan Williams and Joanne Harris.

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Will Self introduces the account of Jesus' death and resurrection from the King James Bible to mark it's 400th anniversary.

2100 Dan Stevens....Entry into Jerusalem

2115 Adjoa Andoh....The Last Supper

2130 Rory Kinnear....The Crucifixion

2145 Olivia Williams...The Road to Emmaus

Abridgers: Amanda Hancox, Richard Hamilton

Producers: Mark O'Brien, Simon Vivian

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Stories read by Rory Kinnear, Adjoa Andoh, Dan Stevens and Olivia Williams.

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The author Frank Cottrell Boyce introduces the last of the readings from the King James Bible.

2300 Henry Goodman....Pentecost

2315 Bill Paterson....The Conversion of Paul

2330 Hugh Quarshie....The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians

2345 Hugh Bonneville - readings from the Book of Revelation

Abridgers: Viv Beeby, Richard Hamilton, Amanda Hancox

Producers: Elizabeth Allard, Lucy Collingwood, Mark O'Brien

Editor: Christine Morgan.

Stories read by Hugh Bonneville, Bill Paterson, Henry Goodman and Hugh Quarshie.