The Second Coming

Mini Series | GB 2003 | 2x90'

  • Saturday, 21. June 2003 22:30 hrs

The good news: Steve Baxter, who works in a video shop in Manchester, is the Messiah, the Second Coming of Christ. The bad news: Mankind has just 5 days to put together a third Testament, or Judgment Day will dawn. With the disarming naiveté of an agnostic, Russell T. Davies (QUEER AS FOLK, BOB & ROSE) poses an existential human question: What happens when religious doctrine »becomes flesh« in an irrefutable form? This structure provides the basis for Adrian Shergold’s intelligent, challenging and suspenseful thriller which manages to avoid the usual mystery clichés. Thought provoking series television; a mini-miracle.

Director
Adrian Shergold
Script
Russell T. Davies
Photography
David Odd
Editor
Tony Cranstoun
Music
Murray Gold
Sound
Dennis Cartwright
Casting
Beverley Keogh
Principal Cast
Christopher Eccleston, Lesley Sharp, Peter Armitage, Ahsen Bhatti, Annabelle Apsion, William Travis, Mark Benton, Peter Wright
Producer
Ann Harrison-Baxter
Executive Producers
Nicola Shindler, Russell T. Davies
Production
Red Production Company for ITV1

International Sales

Carlton International
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Selected filmography Adrian Shergold

HOLD THE BACK PAGE (1985), WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW (1987), CLOSE RELATIONS (1990), STALAG LUFT (1993), DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (1995), BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS (1999), SWALLOW (2001)