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Set inside the crumbling walls of a dilapidated Victorian sanatorium, eight mysterious characters reveal their secret stories to the visiting camera. The eight are linked by one unifying and crucial event in their lives: each of them has had an encounter with Jesus of Nazareth in some way — an experience that has left an indelible mark.
Each character brushed with Jesus but most missed the moment. They touched the light then lingered in the shadows. They were offered freedom but made friends with their chains. Now they are haunted by the memory of what was and what might have been. Here is an acclaimed series that opens up the Scriptures, the story of Jesus, and Easter week in a fascinating way.
Includes: Pilate's Wife starring Clair Bloom, The Rich Man starring Peter France, The Best Friend starring Tony Robinson, The Mourner starring Eileen Atkins, The Servant Girl starring Helen Baxendale, Barabbas starring Joss Ackland, The Centurion starring James Cosmo, and The Thief starring Jonathan Pryce.
Eight 14-minute episodes
Each chapter includes, along with the story itself, an INTRODUCTION, REFLECTION QUESTIONS, and ACTOR'S BIOGRAPHY (all can be accessed through the DVD player). A comprehensive study guide in PDF format is included on the DVD-ROM.
Tales from the Madhouse: Eight 14-minute episodes featuring people who encountered Jesus, but missed his message.