The Devil's Passion

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David Suchet stars as Satan, in Justin Butcher's wicked hell's-eye view of the Passion.

An immersive binaural mix of this programme, optimised for amazing headphone listening, will be available here for download shortly after broadcast.

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.

Satan....David Suchet
Jesus....Amir El-Masry
Miriam....Lara Sawalha

Written by Justin Butcher
Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting
Sound Design by Jack C Arnold.