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Pawn in the game

Pawn in the game

WHY did Jesus have to die? Good Friday TV offered two contrasting approaches to this central theme. The more substantial, and the more radical, was Last Days of Jesus

Allies to fear

PASSIONTIDE’s darker themes, re­­lating to religious hatred and viol­ence, found expression in Isis and the Battle for Iraq (Channel 4, Thursday of last week). The Iraqi army is defeating IS, but only with the considerable help of Shia militia groups — some 40 of them

Income swappers

Income swappers

HOW the other half lives is a constant human preoccupation, especially in the sense of “How would I live were I to be far richer than I actually am?” A few of us contemplate the opposite: “What if I were far poorer?”

Big is beautiful

Big is beautiful

THE most extreme alternatives of­­fered in Common Worship: Times and Seasons seem like a weedy milk-and-water echo of the real thing in comparison with how our Russian Orthodox brothers and sisters keep the feast of the Epiphany

Wartime memories

Wartime memories

FAR from not being as good as it used to be, last week’s TV presented an offering of top-quality nostalgia

When reality sets in

When reality sets in

OUR national future has, for some time now, been defined by the slogan “Brexit means Brexit.” BBC2 attempted, in Brexit: Britain’s biggest deal, to break into its closed circle and find out what the process is likely to involve 

Her face rang a bell

Her face rang a bell

HOW exactly do bells make their sound? It is something of a first on mainstream TV for a pre­senter to own up to being a bell-ringer

Change of view

Change of view

AS ST PAUL’s example makes clear, public renunciation of a position once fiercely held, and wholesale acceptance of the opposite point of view, is an effective evangelistic tool

Resilience on show

Resilience on show

THE great divide is between those who believe that things are fixed and immutable, and those who assume that everything is evolv­ing

Seeing parallels

THE Vicar was an ineffective failure — but, for once, it was in a way that we can all grimly acknowledge as authentic rather than dismiss as far-fetched buffoonery

Lost and unwanted

Lost and unwanted

IN PANORAMA last week, Darragh MacIntyre was sent off to discover the story behind an un­­known elderly man with an Amer­ican accent who was found last year in a car park in Hereford. The man knew his name, Roger Curry, but beyond that, nothing

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