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Greenlit: The Great North Passion, BBC1

The Great North Passion (1 x 60′) – From the seafront of South Shields in the North East of England, an ambitious re-telling of the Passion story. An Easter staple, the public telling of the Passion story, marking the last moments of Jesus’ life, is traditionally staged in an outside setting with the involvement of the local community.

In the months leading up to the one-hour live event and broadcast, a number of shipping containers will be housed within communities across the North East. Each container will have an associated artist who will transform the giant steel box into a work of art, reflecting both the spirit of the community in which it is situated as well as coming to represent one of the Stations of the Cross.

The containers will then be joined together in Bents Park, South Shields to form a huge cross-shaped installation, by which a live public can experience the story of the Passion, from Christ’s trial and suffering to his eventual death.

Channel: BBC1

Producer: BBC / Cultural Spring

TX: 18th April 2014

Source: BBC press release

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