Stranger Than Fiction

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A six-part series for Lent. Each week a leading novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 1:

Tim Parks, a writer of black comedies which "satirise the perversity of our love affair with guilt".

Producer David Coomes

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Each week through Lent a leading novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 2Jill Paton Walsh , the Booker Prize nominee and children's author who describes herself as a "life-long lapsed Catholic. Producer Phil Pegum

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Each week through Lent a leading novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 3: David Gemmell

, writer of fantasy novels, encounters an epic tale of good and evil. Producer Norman Winter

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Each week through Lent a novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 4:

Reg Gadney , a thriller writer, relates two stories of death which helped shape his childhood.

Producer Roger Childs

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5: Novelist Rachel Billington considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus.

Producer Christine Morgan

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The final programme in the Lenten series in which novelists consider the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus.

Producer Norman Winter

Genome:|[r4 Bd=19960229]

In the six weeks leading up to Lent, writers consider the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death.

1: The novelist Allan Massie admires the writer revealed in the Fourth Gospel. Producer Norman Winter

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In the six weeks leading up to Lent, writers consider the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death.

2: Rosemary Anne Sisson , president of the Writers' Guild, asks what sort of story is told in the Gospels. Producer Norman Winter

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In the six weeks leading up to Lent, writers consider the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death.

3: The biographer Humphrey Carpenter contemplates the writers whose portrayals of Jesus became the Gospels. Producer Norman Winter

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In the six weeks leading up to Lent, writers consider the enduring story of.Christ's suffering and death.

4: Ann Pilling , a writer for children, considers the impact of hearing the Passion story for the first time. Producer Norman Winter

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In the six weeks leading up to Easter, writers consider the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death.

5: Novelist and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg describes how his changing relationship with the Gospel stories reflects developments in his faith. Producer Roger Childs

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In the weeks leading up to Easter, six writers have considered the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death. In the last of the series, Jimmy McGovern , writer of Cracker and Priest, recalls how while writing Priest he arrived at a new understanding of the Crucifixion. Producer Christine Morgan

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