The Devil's Passion. Satan (David Suchet). Copyright: BBC.

The Devil's Passion

BBC Radio 3 comedy drama about the Passion of Christ. 1 episode in 2017. Stars David Suchet, Amir El Masry and Lara Sawalha.

The Devil's Passion. Satan (David Suchet). Copyright: BBC.

The Devil's Passion

David Suchet plays Satan in a retelling of the Passion of Christ

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC Radio 3
Episodes
1
Starring
David Suchet, Amir El Masry and Lara Sawalha
Writer
Justin Butcher
Director
Jonquil Panting
Producer
Jonquil Panting

David Suchet stars as Satan - and a bible's-worth of other characters, human and animal - in this comic, gripping, poetic and pungent hell's-eye view of the Passion of Christ, written by renowned satirist, playwright and actor Justin Butcher.

33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him.

"Within the next hour, our operatives will isolate, engage and capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme, dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era, whose terror activities represent the gravest threat to our interests across the region and the wider world.

I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Y'shua Bar-Yessuf - the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as 'Jesus'."

The Devil's Passion offers an outrageously entertaining fresh perspective - as the ancient story is played out once more, in our modern world of security, surveillance and ideological warfare.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 3rd December 2017 on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm
Episode length
100 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 29th September 2019 at 7:30pm