We Three Kings

Ian Hislop investigates the Three Kings of the Christmas story.

They merit only a small mention in the Bible but they have had a huge impact on our understanding of Christ's birth story.

Ian asks why these characters have captured people's imagination to such an extent and finds out how two thousand years of the telling of their story has shaped the legend of the Kings.

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20081220 (BBC7)
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Ian Hislop probes the story and importance of the three kings of the Nativity.

Ian Hislop examines the myths and realities surrounding the Three Kings of the Christmas story.

They merit only a small mention in the Bible but they have had a huge impact on our understanding of Christ's birth story, so much so that they even have their own feast day. Ian examines 2,000 years of the telling of their story to see how history has shaped the legend of the Kings. Along the way he meets theologians, historians, the Archbishop of Canterbury and, curiously, a lot of people from Colchester.

2008122020091225
20101229 (BBC7)

Ian Hislop investigates the Three Kings of the Christmas story.

They merit only a small mention in the Bible but they have had a huge impact on our understanding of Christ's birth story.

Ian asks why these characters have captured people's imagination to such an extent and finds out how two thousand years of the telling of their story has shaped the legend of the Kings.

Ian Hislop investigates the story of the three kings of the Nativity, why they were important and how they ended up in Germany!

They merit only a small mention in the Bible but they have had a huge impact on our understanding of Christ's birth story. Ian asks why these characters have captured people's imagination to such an extent and finds out how two thousand years of the telling of their story has shaped the legend of the Kings.

Ian Hislop examines the myths and realities surrounding the Three Kings of the Christmas story.

They merit only a small mention in the Bible but they have had a huge impact on our understanding of Christ's birth story, so much so that they even have their own feast day. Ian examines 2,000 years of the telling of their story to see how history has shaped the legend of the Kings. Along the way he meets theologians, historians, the Archbishop of Canterbury and, curiously, a lot of people from Colchester.

Ian Hislop investigates the Three Kings of the Christmas story.