Dark comedy by Christopher William Hill imagining the behind-the-scenes politics involved in the selection of a fictional Archbishop of Canterbury
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Alex Jennings, Geoffrey Whitehead, Phoebe Nicholls, Murray Melvin, Susan Jameson, Philip Fox, Sam Dale, Stephen Hogan and others
- Christopher William Hill
- Mary Peate
- Mary Peate
A radio comedy which explores the internal politics of the Church of England.
When the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Anthony Taylor, suddenly dies of a heart attack, the Church of England is rocked to its foundations.
One of Taylor's supporters, Dr Michael Lombard, is a possible new candidate, but he is seriously questioning his religious convictions. His wife, Grace, sees this as a minor stumbling block in the struggle for high office. But many members of the Synod are being won over by rival candidate Dr David Channing, Archbishop of York - a traditionalist who argues that Taylor's public support for the ordination of female Bishops and more liberal interpretations of the Bible threaten schisms in the worldwide community.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 4th April 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:30pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour