The Man Born To Be King

Tales from the Biblical age, as written by Dorothy L Sayers.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
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01Kings In Judaea1975011920071206 (BBC7)
20071207 (BBC7)
20081225 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)
20110418 (BBC7)
20110419 (BBC7)

Herod - tyrant or peacemaker? Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Herod - tyrant or peacemaker? Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ

Herod.

A name abhorred in history.

But was he really a tyrant? Or a man on the edge, trying to keep the peace?

02The King's Herald1975012620071207 (BBC7)
20071208 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)
20081227 (BBC7)
20110419 (BBC7)
20110420 (BBC7)

How John the Baptist always spoke his mind.

Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars John Laurie.

John the Baptist.

A man with no conscience about speaking his mind.

But how will his friends be affected?

03A Certain Nobleman1975020220071210 (BBC7)
20071211 (BBC7)
20081229 (BBC7)
20081230 (BBC7)
20110420 (BBC7)
20110421 (BBC7)

A nobleman approaches Jesus to save his son.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Dorothy L Sayers' take on the story of Jesus, dramatised for radio.

04The Heirs To The Kingdom1975020920071211 (BBC7)
20071212 (BBC7)
20081230 (BBC7)
20081231 (BBC7)
20110421 (BBC7)
20110422 (BBC7)

Judas becomes a target for manipulation.

Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

05The Bread Of Heaven1975021620071212 (BBC7)
20071213 (BBC7)
20081231 (BBC7)
20090101 (BBC7)
20110422 (BBC7)
20110423 (BBC7)

Jesus renames Simon and stirs anger.

Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

06The Feast Of Tabernacles1975022320071213 (BBC7)
20071214 (BBC7)
20090101 (BBC7)
20090102 (BBC7)
20110425 (BBC7)
20110426 (BBC7)

Jesus draws some unwelcome attention.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

07The Light And The Life1975030220071214 (BBC7)
20071215 (BBC7)
20090102 (BBC7)
20090103 (BBC7)
20110426 (BBC7)
20110427 (BBC7)

Lazarus lives.

Has Jesus gone too far? Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus Christ

Has Jesus gone too far? Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Has Jesus gone too far?

08Royal Progress1975030920071217 (BBC7)
20071218 (BBC7)
20090105 (BBC7)
20090106 (BBC7)
20110427 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)

Baruch the Zealot has plans for Jesus.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

09The King's Supper1975031620071218 (BBC7)
20071219 (BBC7)
20090106 (BBC7)
20090107 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)
20110429 (BBC7)

Jesus issues a new law to live by.

Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

10The Princes Of This World1975032320071219 (BBC7)
20071220 (BBC7)
20090107 (BBC7)
20090108 (BBC7)
20110429 (BBC7)
20110430 (BBC7)

Jesus has been taken prisoner.

Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Jesus is a prisoner.

11King Of Sorrows1975033020071220 (BBC7)
20071221 (BBC7)
20090108 (BBC7)
20090109 (BBC7)
20110502 (BBC7)
20110503 (BBC7)

Will the death of Jesus satisfy the Sanhedrin? Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Will the death of Jesus satisfy the Sanhedrin? Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.

Will Jesus' death satisfy the Sanhedrin?

12 LASTThe King Comes To His Own1975040620071221 (BBC7)
20071222 (BBC7)
20090109 (BBC7)
20090110 (BBC7)
20110503 (BBC7)
20110504 (BBC7)

At last, the Son of Man returns.

Dorothy L Sayers' plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Dorothy L Sayers' cycle of plays on the life of Jesus Christ.

Stars Gabriel Woolf.