Ben Hur [Lew Wallace]

Episodes

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01A Friendship Betrayed1995031920080128 (BBC7)
20120726 (BBC7)
20120727 (BBC7)
20131104 (BBC7)
20131105 (BBC7)
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Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur, Samuel West as Messala, Phyllis Calvert as Amrah and Michael Gambon reads from the Bible

Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

A Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by his Roman soldier friend.

Adapted from the novel by Lew Wallace. With Jamie Glover

Two men's lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as "He that was born to be King of the Jews."

A Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by his Roman soldier friend. Epic tale starring Jamie Glover and Samuel West.

02Son Of Arrius1995032620080129 (BBC7)
20120727 (BBC7)
20120728 (BBC7)
20131105 (BBC7)
20131106 (BBC7)
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20150723 (BBC7)
20160906 (BBC7)
20160907 (BBC7)
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Freed from slavery, the prince encounters his old enemy Messala.

Adapted from the novel by Lew Wallace. With Jamie Glover

Freed from slavery, the prince encounters his old enemy Messala. Stars Jamie Glover, Samuel West and Michael Gambon.

Freed from slavery, the prince encounters his old enemy Messala. Stars Jamie Glover.

03The Chariot Race1995040220200227 (BBC7)
20200226 (BBC7)
20080130 (BBC7)
20120730 (BBC7)
20120731 (BBC7)
20131106 (BBC7)
20131107 (BBC7)
20150723 (BBC7)
20150724 (BBC7)
20160907 (BBC7)
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The prince and his former friend Messala try to exact brutal revenge on each other.

Adapted from the novel by Lew Wallace. With Jamie Glover

The prince and his former friend Messala try to exact brutal revenge on each other. Stars Jamie Glover and Samuel West.

The prince and his ex-friend Messala try to exact brutal revenge on each other.

The prince and his ex-friend Messala try to exact brutal revenge on each other. Stars Jamie Glover and Samuel West.

The prince and his ex-friend Messala try to exact a brutal revenge on each other.

The prince and his ex-friend Messala try to exact a brutal revenge on each other. Stars Jamie Glover and Samuel West.

04 LASTThe King Comes Into His Kingdom1995040920080131 (BBC7)
20120731 (BBC7)
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20200227 (BBC7)
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After the prince's victory in the chariot race, news arrives of his mother and sister.

After the prince's victory in the chariot race, news arrives of his mother and sister. Stars Jamie Glover and Michael Gambon.

Adapted from the novel by Lew Wallace. With Jamie Glover