Faith & Religion
The Most Dangerous Man In Tudor England
He was a man whose life and legacy have been hidden from history, but whose impact on Christianity in Britain endures today. In this BBC history documentary, Melvyn Bragg explores the dramatic story of William Tyndale and his mission to translate the Bible into English. His radical work made him a profound threat to the authority of the church and set him on a fateful collision course with Henry VIII’s heretic hunters.
Carols from Kings
Enter the unforgettable atmosphere of the candlelit chapel of King’s College, Cambridge and delight in this traditional celebration of Christmas.
The world-famous choir will sing carols old and new, including favorites such as O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
The story of the Nativity will also be shared during this magnificent festive treat.
Jesus' Family Tree
Jesus was the single child of a nuclear family with his parents, Mary and Joseph. At least, that’s the traditional image. But Jesus lived 2000 years ago in a society where an extended family was the norm.
This fascinating two-part documentary reveals evidence from both the gospels and archaeology showing that Jesus not only had a vast family network, but this network inspired and supported him.
Christmas Carols with Lucy Worsley
Join historian Lucy Worsley on a journey to discover the stories behind some of our favorite Christmas songs and the history of carol singing.
Lucy quickly discovers that the origins of these festive carols suggest there’s more than meets the eye. From pagan fertility rituals and French renaissance jigs to a hymn for peace during World War One, learn more about the history of holiday traditions in this festive treat from the BBC.
Anglican priest Peter Owen Jones embarks on an epic year-long journey to experience 80 rituals practiced by different faiths across six continents.
This ambitious eight-part BBC documentary follows Peter around the globe as he witnesses and occasionally takes part in astonishing rites carried out by some of the world’s major religions, as well as lesser-known sects, tribes and new religious movements.
Confronting rituals that sometimes surprise him – and with rarely seen footage of customs and ceremonies – Owen Jones takes us on a journey of discovery, exploring humanity’s fascination with the divine.