David Suchet in the Footsteps of Paul
2 x 60 mins - BBC1
Winner - Premier Award - Sandford St.Martin Awards 2013
Winner - Radio Times Readers' Award - Sandford St.Martin Trust 2013
Series Producer, Director, Writer, 2nd Camera
Actor David Suchet sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of the man he has longed to play - the biblical character of Paul.
Paul did more than any other individual to transform the fledgling Jesus Movement from an obscure Jewish sect into a new global religion. But what drove him to embark on his extraordinary missionary journeys around the pagan world?
In this two-part documentary David retraces Paul’s footsteps in search of the real, and highly controversial man, hidden within the pages of the New Testament. On the way he visits locations ancient and modern, interviews expert witnesses and deciphers new evidence from the latest archaeological research. A quest that sheds fascinating new light on the personality of a man credited with bringing Christianity to the wider world and changing the course of western civilisation.
Filming this series in November and December meant we had to cope with shorter filming days and were always running the risk of losing time to bad weather. Yet incredibly, over 6 weeks of filming we didn't loose a single day. The sun shone more or less constantly and the images we captured of the Mediterranean passing into winter leant the films fabulous atmosphere. In 2013 the series swept the board at the prestigious Sandford St.Martin Trust Awards winning the premier TV Award and the Radio Times Readers' Award.
Production Company: CTVC
Presenter: David Suchet
Composer: Howard Davidson
Sound: Tim Watts
Camera: Lawrence Gardner
Editors: Peter Norrey
Executive Producer: Ray Bruce
Commissioning Editor: Aaqil Ahmed