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Good Friday special on the Christian mission

Title
Good Friday special on the Christian mission
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Music; Special
TX Date
5 Apr 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:51:17
Description
Special Good Friday religious programme hosted by Lawrence Spicer on the Christian mission since the crucifixion. Includes interviews with Bishop Hassan Dehghani-Tafti of Iran, on the early history and continuing need for missionaries. Tony Rawls, former prisoner who now works with young offenders, on his personal Christian mission. Father Bill Kirkpatrick on his Earls Court project working with people who feel rejected or are addicted to alcohol, drugs and prostitution. Non-confirmist Minister Tony Holden on work of his East End mission with the poor and homeless. Bishop of Stepney Jim (James Lawton) Thompson on whether the Christian mission and church have been a success. With musical interludes of Jesus Christ Superstar, Onward Christian Solders, Were You There?, He Must Die, Nunc Dimittis, and Hey JC, JC Won’t You Die for Me?
Contributors
Lawrence Spicer; Jim Thompson; Tony Rawles; Bill Kirkpatrick; Tony Holden; Hassan Dehghani-Tafti
Keywords
Social problems; Prostitution; Homeless people; Drug abuse; Alcoholism; Christianity; Easter; Disadvantaged youth; Poor; Religious belief; Young offenders; Missionaries; Jesus Christ; Church work

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