The Second Coming (2003)

The Second Coming is a two-part British television drama first screened on ITV in the United Kingdom in February 2003. It concerns the realisation of Steve Baxter that he is in fact the Son of God, and has just a few days to find the human race's Third Testament and thus avert the Apocalypse. It was written by Russell T Davies, and produced by the independent Red Production Company. The programme was originally commissioned as four one-hour episodes by Channel 4 in 1999; however, when new executives took over running the drama department at that channel, they decided not to pursue the project. Davies and Red's founder Nicola Shindler took the project to the BBC, who quickly turned it down; it found a home on ITV, a channel that had gained a reputation for producing mainstream, unchallenging, "middle-of-the-road" drama in recent years. Screened over two successive evenings in prime time on Sunday and Monday, 9–10 February 2003, The Second Coming gained viewing figures of over six million. Davies, who is an atheist, has said his intention was to provoke debate and get people thinking about religion.

Writing:
  • Russell T. Davies
  • Russell T Davies

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-02-09
Seasons: 1
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 145
Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
Father Dillane
David Horovitch
David Horovit...
Mr Streeter
Ace Bhatti
Ace Bhatti
Peter Gupta
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Chief Constable Richard Tanner
Mark Benton
Mark Benton
Johnny Tyler
John Henshaw
John Henshaw
Clive Saxon
Peter Wight
Peter Wight
Chief Supt. Len Chadwick
Annabelle Apsion
Annabelle Aps...
Fiona Morris
Kenny Doughty
Kenny Doughty
PC Simon Lincoln
Angel Coulby
Angel Coulby
PC Louise Fraser
Christopher Eccleston
Christopher E...
Stephen Baxter
Lesley Sharp
Lesley Sharp
Judith Roach
Peter Armitage
Peter Armitag...
Frank Baxter
Jack Watson
Jack Watson
Alex Morris
Neil Bell
Neil Bell
Homeless Man
Steve Money
Steve Money
Stan Lynch
Denise Black
Denise Black
Rachel Craig
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